Gilts  

Gilt funds for the cautious

  • To get up to speed with the performance of gilt funds
  • To understand what fundamentals are driving government bonds
  • To assess who gilt funds might be suitable for
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Approx.30min
Gilt funds for the cautious

Introduction

Gilts are considered by many to be an unexciting asset class, and many avoid gilt funds because of their low yields. But for the ultra cautious investor they are a safer bet than other types of funds, and may be suitable for those that want a more reliable asset.This feature explores some of the dynamics of the gilt market.

In this guide

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Approx.30min

Please answer the six multiple choice questions below in order to bank your CPD. Multiple attempts are available until all questions are correctly answered.

  1. According to Thomas McMahon, which type of investor has benefited from gilt funds?

  2. According to Thomas McMahon, what is the ten-year bund yielding?

  3. In what context can gilts do well?

  4. According to Thomas McMahon, what factor is blamed for accelerating the final falls in yields?

  5. According to Thomas McMahon, the prospects for inflation over the medium term are lower than they were 40 years ago. True or false?

  6. According to Thomas McMahon, the sell-off of treasuries will be the signal of a sell-off of bonds, true or false?

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  • To get up to speed with the performance of gilt funds
  • To understand what fundamentals are driving government bonds
  • To assess who gilt funds might be suitable for

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