This week, CD interest rates moved downward by a very small margin. Based on the current survey of bank CD rates from Selectcdrates.com, there were some minor loss in the average yield for the six month and five year CDs while the one year and two year rates remained unchanged.
The average yield on
The Federal Reserve plays an important role in the U.S. payments system. The twelve Federal Reserve Banks provide banking services to depository institutions and to the federal government. For depository institutions, they maintain accounts and provide various payment services, including collecting checks, electronically transferring funds, and distributing and receiving currency and coin. For the federal
CD interest rates endured a minor dip for the week ending December 2, 2011. The average CD interest rate as measured by the Selectcdrates.com weekly CD rate index turned lower by less than half of one basis point for the week. A one basis point change is equal to 1/100th of a percent. The Selectcdrates.com
As the markets absorb the new Fed policy to buy long term bonds, referred to as operation Twist, certificate of deposit rates continue to press on to lower levels. This week, CD interest rates reacted to the Fed’s desire to drive long term rates lower with CD rates experiencing yet another down week. Unfortunately, it
CD rates crawled slightly higher after markets concerns over the government debt ceiling, a government shutdown, Mideast tension, Obama Care, NSA spying, dramatic increases in domestic oil production and more Miley Cyrus antics appeared to pass us by without a major incidence. The credit and fixed income markets saw quite a bit of volatility during
For yet another week, CD interest rates headed lower. The average rate on the top ten best CD rates available nationally decreased by .013 percent to a rate of 1.252 percent for the week ending September 9, 2011. The reduction of 0.013 percent is certainly not insignificant based on the current low average rates, but
There was little change among the top CD rates available nationwide for the week ending February 22, 2013. The recent survey of the best CD rates performed by SelectCDrates.com indicated that the average CD rate across multiple maturities was reduced by just 4/1000ths of a percent from the previous week. The average CD rate in
CD interest rates took a pretty big fall this past week. Economic uncertainty combined with government debt problems in the U.S. and in Europe is the biggest dynamic influencing the direction of interest rates. Based on the most recent economic figures and Fed statements, a slow economy looks to be in the forecast for some
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As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve performs services for foreign central banks and for international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The Reserve Banks provide several types of services to these organizations, including maintaining non-interest-bearing deposit bank accounts (in U.S. dollars),
Bank CD rates continued to show some downward pressure from slow economic growth abroad and geopolitical tensions in select hot points in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The downward pressure offsets underlying forces that should start to push CD rates higher. Upward pressures sitting under the interest rate market includes the Fed’s reduction in
Each day, the Reserve Banks that are part of the Federal Reserve System process a large number of payment transactions resulting from the Reserve Banks’ role in providing payment services to banks and depository institutions. Because depository institutions in the aggregate generally hold a relatively small amount of funds overnight in their Reserve Bank accounts,
The best CD interest rates available nationally increased for the second consecutive week. Based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by Selectcdrates.com the average rate found on the highest CD rates across multiple maturities increased by one basis point or 1/100th of a percent for the week ending June 22, 2012.
CD interest rates were, by and large, unchanged for the week. The best short term CD rates increased in yields slightly while long term CD rates moved lower. Overall, the average rate for the top ten best CD interest rates remained in check. The Selectcdrates.com composite CD rate which measures the top ten highest CD
Interest rates moved higher during the first week of February on the heels of a stronger than expected monthly jobs report. The rise in rates however, did not carry over to bank savings products and the top CD rates in the nation lost ground this past week.
Declining yields were not displayed in all terms or