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  • adj. Very or extremely safe.


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  • Officials claim that he was imprisoned for tax evasion, but given China's notorious intolerance of dissent, it's an ultrasafe bet that his real "offense" was that he dared to criticize the tyrannical bureaucrats who run his native land, not just once but repeatedly.

    Have Our Cultural Stewards Abandoned One of Their Own?

  • Over the past decade Areva, whose interests include uranium mining and nuclear-waste recycling, has spent billions of euros designing what it says are ultrasafe reactors.

    Areva's Chief Remains Hopeful for Nuclear Power

  • It now pays around 1.75 percentage points more in interest to borrow for 10 years than does ultrasafe Germany.

    Belgian Parties Seek to End Impasse

  • A 27-year-old who started investing right out of college has seen a 0.5% annualized gain from a Standard & Poor's 500-stock index mutual fund—less than the 1.85% returns of an ultrasafe money-market fund.

    The Young and the Riskless

  • In one proxy of bank anxiety, banks are stashing money at the European Central Bank's ultrasafe but low-interest-rate overnight deposit facility, effectively taking funds out of the banking system.

    Signs of Stress on the Rise Across Europe

  • Better to be ultrasafe than devastated by a dramatic downturn in the financial markets.

    You Need a Plan to Boost Retirement Income

  • To generate higher yields, money funds sometimes stray from ultrasafe investments such as Treasury securities.

    Unease Rises Over Funds

  • Back then, the European debt crisis and Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating spurred investors to sell assets that weren't perceived as ultrasafe.

    A Market Resurfaces for 'Junk' Debt

  • Economic uncertainty in Europe and slow growth in the U.S. are prompting investors to pile into ultrasafe U.S. Treasurys.

    Refinancing Gets Even More Attractive

  • Commodities accounts face another complication: Even though brokers are supposed to segregate client funds, the CFTC permits them to use the funds to make ultrasafe investments and keep whatever gains come as a result, says a former CFTC official who now represents some firms affected by the MF Global collapse.

    Are Brokerage Accounts Safe?


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