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Economic data coming in slightly worse than forecast has pushed interest rates modestly lower for the last week of February.  CD rates and mortgage rates both ...(read more)

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Through most of February, mortgage rates have made several steps to the upside.  The rise in rates puts the current level of interest rates at the high point for the year.  Now, ...(read more)
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Certificate of deposit rates continued their multi week descent with the week of June 12, 2009 ending on another down note.   The average of the best national bank CD rates dropped for all terms with the exception of the long term, five year CD rates.  Though mortgage rates rose rather substantially for the week and
The best certificate of deposit rates available nationally remained in a tight range for the week ending May 15 and mostly followed the direction of similar interest bearing securities.  The average on short term, six month and one year CD, rates dipped down marginally while the longer term CD rates increased more notably to end
CD interest rates were unchanged, on average, for the week ending August 17, 2012.  The average CD rate covering all CD maturities found in the weekly national CD rate survey was unaltered at 1.046 percent.  While the average CD rate did not move over the course of the week, the top bank CD rates
The best CD rates going into 2015 are looking marginally better than they did at the onset of 2014.  This headline is not likely to cause a rush of new funds flowing into bank CDs; however with the interest rate market turned on its head during the first week of January 2014, the top performing
There was no change in the best CD interest rates this week.  The index that measures the highest CD rates for the three month, six month, one year, two year and five year maturities remained at 1.099 percent for the last week of the year.  The weekly CD rate survey showed that the composite
This week, CD interest rates moved downward by a very small margin. Based on the current survey of bank CD rates from, 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
It may surprise you to know that ATM machines were not popular when they first appeared. Consumers were wary of letting a machine handle their money, and they greatly preferred face-to-face interactions. But ATMs are much more profitable for banks as they don’t require paying a friendly smiling face to greet customers.
Short and midterm certificate of deposit rates were in a state of suspended animation for the week ending September 4, 2009.  All maturities of bank CD rates held steady with the exception of the long term bank CDs.  The average of the best six month CD rates, one year CD rates and two year CD rates available
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
You probably have noticed that many brokerage houses are expanding into areas other than investments. This is a natural expansion for many brokers as money and banking become more virtual, and the new revenue streams help to offset the discounted prices for trades. You’re already invested with your broker, should you use him
The Internet is a convenient destination for consumers, general surfers, and for investors. Online banking and online investing has become increasingly popular for both the investor and for the financial institutions. Lower overheads for the banks, in particular, mean that they can pass some of these cost savings onto their potential customers.
A certificate of deposit or CD is a time deposit, an investment of a specific amount of money over a specific time period for a specific rate of interest. Some variations on these basics are now offered but the standard investment remains available. Banks, savings and loans, and credit unions offer CDs in
The Twist pushes CD interest rates lower.  After the Federal Reserve announcement on Thursday when the Fed discussed the Twist, short term and long term bank CD rates moved lower.  The Twist is term given to the FOMC program where the Fed sells short term bonds and buys long term bonds in an effort to
National certificate of deposit rates once again moved lower for the week ending July 16, 2010. According to the most recent survey of bank CD rates performed by, CD interest rates were lower for three of the five CD maturities measured and remained unchanged for the remaining two terms. The average of the top
Global economic headlines and oil prices are having little impact on CD rates going into the New Year.  Historically, bank rates follow the direction of the economy.  Stronger economic numbers lead to higher bank rates while weak numbers lead to lower rates.  This past week was light on data but the trend in December showed

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