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Even though the GDP numbers released last week were stronger than expected, banks continued to trim interest rates further on certificates of deposit.  Financial institutions cut rates on three of the four CD terms measured in the weekly selectcdrates.com bank rate survey.  While yields moved lower for the short and midterm CDs, the long term
Certificate of deposit interest rates were just fractionally lower for the week ending June 18, 2010 based on the survey of bank CD rates performed by Selectcdrates.com. National CD rates for the three month, six month and two year maturities ended the week unchanged from the prior week. The one year and five
Bank certificate of deposit rates were lower on all maturities for the week ending November 27, 2009.  CD interest rate reductions for the average of the best bank rates were relatively modest, albeit from relatively low current yields.  The long term bank CD rates, five year term CDs, as well as well as the short
Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is the term used to express the annual rate of interest on an investment that takes into account the effect of compounding. Normally an investment is sold on the basis of a Nominal Interest Rate, but the nominal rate does not take into account the effect of earning interest
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
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
A high yield certificate of deposit account should be just one segment of an overall financial portfolio.  However, selecting the right bank CD should not be looked at with little regard for risk and reward.  Bank certificates of deposit always provide safety and security as well as a predictable rate of return.  When the stock market
Bank certificate of deposit rates managed yet another week of declining yields.  The best CD rates available nationally were lower across all CD maturities with the exception of the long term bank CDs which ended the week with a modest increase in the average interest rate. The average of the best six month CD rates fell
Changes in bank CD rates were relatively muted over the past week as banks and market participants await more information on the direction the Fed is expected to take regarding quantitative easing in the next few months.  The best CD rate available nationally saw a slight 4/1000ths of a percent rate reduction from the previous
Bank CD rates dropped just slightly for the week ending October 28, 2011.  Based on the most recent survey of CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average rate on the top ten best CD rates covering maturities of three months through five years fell by less than one basis point.  The Selectcdrates.com CD rates
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CD interest rates retreated slightly to end the last week of November.  The average CD rate coming from the top ten highest rates available across a broad spectrum of maturities dipped by just 2/1000ths of a percent over the course of the week.  The average CD rate in the Selectcdrates.com index, which measures the best
Bank CD rates were moderately lower for the week for the week ending October 29, 2009.  The short term CD interest rates had the largest rate movement, unfortunately to the downside.  Mid term CD rates were modestly higher and the long term, five year CD rates were down just slightly. Six month CD rates that are
Bank certificate of deposit rates were mostly lower again this past week.  All bank CD terms experienced falling interest rates on the week with the exception of the five year maturity which remained unchanged.  The one year and two year CD rates were especially hard hit based on the weekly survey of bank rates performed
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

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