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Question

What are the timescales involved with GILTS?

Answer

The descriptions for timescales when investing into Gilts are as follows:

Short - Gilts with seven years or less to redemption.
Medium - Gilts with between seven and fifteen years until redemption.
Long - Gilts with over fifteen years to redemption.
Undated - No fixed repayment date. (At the discretion of the Government).

Note: The London Stock Exchange and Financial Times classifies shorts as those with up to five years to run and mediums as those with between five and fifteen years to run.

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