The Federal Funds Rate is the interest rate at which private financial institutions such as banks lend their reserves held at the Federal Reserve to other financial institutions overnight for short term needs.
A bank or other financial institution lends out most of the money deposited with it but also is obligated by law to keep
In the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by Selectcdrates.com, CD rates slumped slightly compounding last week’s similar dip. The average yield on the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index moved down to 1.081 percent from an average rate of 1.087 percent found in the previous rate survey. The Selectcdrates.com index covers the top ten
CD interested rates were essentially flat for the week ending November 11, 2011. The top CD rates available nationally were unchanged on the very short end of the CD rate curve as well on the midterm range; however rates moved ever-so-slightly higher on the long end of the curve.
The interest rate movements in bank CD
After ending the month of March on an up note, CD rates moved marginally lower to kick off the month of April. The average yield in the SelectCDrates.com CD rate index moved lower by 2/1000ths of a percent for the most recent bank CD rate survey conducted on April 5, 2013. The CD rate index
I Bonds are a low-risk savings product sold by the U.S. Treasury as either a paper bond at a financial institution or as an electronic product in the TreasuryDirect section of savingsbonds.gov website. The bonds are similar to other Treasury bonds but these bonds are inflation linked savings bonds and the interest rate paid
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 Selectcdrates.com, 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
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
A weak jobs report has pushed interest lowers including bank CD rates. The most recent economic reports led by the monthly jobs report has turned the tide on the string of improving economic data and brought into question the vitality of US economic recovery. Slow growth generally leads to low levels of inflation, low loan
CD interest rates were little changed for the week ending May 20, 2011. While Treasury rates dipped lower and mortgage rates moved higher, bank CD rates yawned. The highest CD rates available for all five categories of bank CDs (3 month CDs rates, 6 month CD rates, 1 year CD rates, 2 year
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
Even as the stock market and Treasury markets gyrated wildly this past week, CD rates continued to move higher. It was tumultuous market for most investment products including stocks, bonds, commodities, and many foreign markets. The stock market volatility, the up-and-down movement of the market, brought on multiple 100 point plus up and down days.
With the stock market running scared and government debt issues here and abroad putting fear into the market, interest rates remained low last week. Skittish markets generally drive funds into the Treasury market pushing Treasury rates lower which keeps a lid on the movement on most other interest rate sensitive assets in the U.S. which
CD interest rates for the week ending October 9, 2009 were mostly lower with the exception of the one year CD rates which managed to hold steady without a change to the average yield.
The average of the best six month CD rates available nationally dropped by two basis points or 2/100 week over week. The
The best CD rates available nationally were little changed for the week ending October 24th 2014 based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by SelectCDrates.com. Although the average returns on the top performing bank CDs showed little change over the course of the week, the average rate remains elevated relative other
The top CD interest rates available nationally barely budged over the past week. The highest CD rates moved lower on the week but by the smallest of increments and remain in a very tight range. The Selectcdrates.com index of the top ten CD rates for three month CDs, six month CDs, one year CDs, two