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August has been a volatile month for a number of investment classes including securities in the fixed income market.  Interest rates had been fairly stable thr...(read more)

After getting a boost in yield this summer, E Loan CD rates with maturities that range from one year to five years are now crushing the competition.  With a wide range of CD accou...(read more)

Falling stock prices followed by poor returns in the stock market often sends investors running for cover, seeking safety in alternative investments and asset classes.  One option...(read more)

The new Citi Double Cash Card offers a new twist on earning cash rewards with credit card transactions.  Account holders earn 1% cash back on all purchases made with the new Citi ...(read more)

Debit card authorization holds are a type of financial hold that is placed on a customer’s available funds in a bank or credit union account do to a...(read more)

The nation’s leading bank mortgage lenders are once again offering jumbo mortgage rates under 4.00 percent.  The extended low rate environment has kept mortgage costs at desirab...(read more)
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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 certificate of deposit rates were lower for the third consecutive week in 2010.  The average yield for the top ten best bank CD rates available nationally fell across all maturities.  For the week ending January 22, 2010 the short term bank CD rates incurred the most damage while the mid term and longer term CDs
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. 
CD interest rates moved higher in mid August along with most long term interest rates, which spiked significantly more than bank CD rates.  Bank rates have been heading higher after the Fed indicated that the monetary stimulus program that has been keeping interest rates low may be slowly cut back before year’s end.  The first
CD rates took a little swoon downwards after the March Fed meeting concluded this past week.  As many economists and Fed watchers had expected, the Fed statement released at the close of the two day meeting removed the reference to the term patience as it applies to the Fed’s plans to change monetary policy in
CD rates reversed last week’s mild rate reduction and pushed slightly higher for the week ending July 6, 2012.  The average CD interest rate in the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index advanced but less than one basis point.  The average CD rate was up by just 1/1000th of a percent pushing the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index
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),
CD interest rates worsened considerably over the past week while most bank rates and Treasury rates remained relatively stable.  Greater stability in CD rates may have been expected this week as well since the stock market appears to be shrugging off concerns over European debt issues and dismal U.S economic growth.  The strengthening stock market is
CD rates moved modestly higher during a week when most bank rates and interest rates had shifted decidedly lower.  The big news for the week or perhaps the month, the Fed statement that there will be no reduction in the current round of stimulus or QE3, had little impact on bank CD rates.  The lack
Banks make money by accepting money from you and paying you interest on the money and then loaning it out a higher rate of interest. That sounds like a good way to make money, but banking is competitive and there is a bank on every corner trying to do the same thing. So, banks have
Bank CD interest rates continued to creep lower in this week’s interest rate survey of the top banks and thrifts across the nation.  Based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates performed by SelectCDrates.com, certificate of deposit rates were lower on all maturities with the exception of the two year term bank CDs,
Bank certificate of deposit rates were mostly lower for the week ending December 11, 2009.  The short term CD rates, six month and one year maturities, ended the week with lower yields while the average yields on the two year bank CDs was unchanged and the five year term CD interest rates managed to gain
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
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
While the economy stumbles along, certificates of deposit rates grew weaker yet again.  For the week ending August 19th, CD interest rates dropped across all maturities measured in the Selectcdrates.com bank rate survey.  The movement in CD interest rate reductions has become unstoppable.  The deterioration in rates among the top ten highest CD rates this

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