No. of Recommendations: 0
Hi Im interested in investing £50000 in government bonds and I'm 52 years old , but I have limited knowlegde of the finance industry could anyone tell me what is the highest return on government bonds at the moment and which one I should go for.

If you're interested in British government bonds (I believe they're called "gilts" on the other side of the Atlantic), you should go over to the UK Fool site, . You can probably get a better answer from the appropriate message board there.

Your return depends on the maturity of the bonds. If you're willing to tie up your money for longer periods of time, you'll get a higher rate. As for American goverment bonds, you can expect perhaps 3% for 2-year bonds, 3.5% for 5-year and maybe 4.5% for 10-year. Up-to-date yields can be found at . UK gilts will certainly have different rates attached to them.
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.