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gilt-edged

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Stocks & shares
gilt-edgedˌgilt-ˈedged adjective technical 🔊 🔊 BFSgilt-edged stocks or shares do not give you much interest (=additional money) but are considered very safe as they are sold mainly by governments
Examples from the Corpus
gilt-edgedIt is understood that the Government has done nothing to discourage City expectations that it will curtail its gilt-edged buying programme.Bao Dai did indeed have gilt-edged credentials.a gilt-edged credit historyThe Bank also intended to continue the tax arrangements available to gilt-edged jobbers under the old system: 1.Normally this activity is not noticed by the investing public, only by those market professionals intimately concerned with the gilt-edged market.She crossed the room to a low dressing table with a gilt-edged mirror above it.She looked up into the gilt-edged mirror above the basin and cursed silently.The market soared, especially in government gilt-edged stock, and the pound emerged ever stronger.The new team must have some response which goes beyond tamely printing and busily marketing ream after ream of gilt-edged stock.
From Longman Business Dictionarygilt-edgedˈgilt-edged adjectiveFINANCE gilt-edged investments are the safest available, usually in government bondsThe safest place to put your money is with the government. Over hundreds of years, the government has never defaulted on gilt-edged bonds.the rating agency’s gilt-edged triple-A bond rating
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