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Gilts is short for gilt-edged securities. They are debt instruments issued by the U.K. government, for a fixed term at a fixed rate of interest, to fund its spending.

[edit] Types of Gilts

A type of gilt is determined by the length of time before it's maturity, as so:

  • Shorts - less than 5 years
  • Mediums - 5 to 15 years
  • Longs - more than 15 years