Gilt investment deemed 'low risk'

24 January 2008 / by None
With investment choices being increasingly risky due to stock market volatility, gilts represent a relatively low-risk opportunity, according to Churchouse Financial Planning.

Gilt bonds are defined as bonds which are issued by the UK government, offering the buyer a fixed rate of interest for a fixed period of time.

The possibility of a recession in the US economy has led many investors to consider safer options, the group said.

Keith Churchouse, director of Churchouse Financial Planning outlined how his company work on a "risk scale", and recommended gilt investment due to its low position on such a scale.

Mr Churchouse said: Gilts are in a good position at the moment for a rebound, especially depending on what decision is made with the interest rate next month. Gilts, we believe is a good place to be at the moment if you are looking for low risk."

He added that the company still considers gold to be a worthwhile investment but, given the current market turbulence, it could prove a much less safe option than gilts.

Churchouse Financial Planning is an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) and Chartered Financial Planner, offering bespoke financial planning and advice for both individuals and business.

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