Chris Dillow 

Gilts: expensive insurance

Chris Dillow

Chris Dillow
Gilts: expensive insurance

Longer-dated index-linked gilts now yield less than minus 2 per cent. This means that if you hold a 20-year one to maturity you will lose one-third of your money in real terms. Which poses the question: why would anyone want to hold them?

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