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Bank savings rates and lending rates have continued to hold in a very narrow range throughout the month of August.  In spite of some relatively strong economic...(read more)

The recent Fed rate hike combined with a strong domestic economy is bringing out a new round of CD rate promotions with higher interest rates and some alluring terms.  The end of ...(read more)

The month of June, not unlike most months of the year, is filled with news events and economic data on the state of the U.S. economy that can move fixed income assets and the inter...(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)

A revocable trust is a document created by a grantor to manage their assets during their lifetime and distribute the remaining assets for the eventual...(read more)

New home loan borrowers ought to be rejoicing as US mortgage rates have continued to hold in a very tight range despite a plethora of mixed market signals.  A recent run of diverg...(read more)
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With the exception of the five year bank CD maturities, CD interest rates were little changed for the week ending February 24, 2012.  Based on the most recent survey of CD rates conducted by Selectcdrates.com, the average interest rate offered on the top CD rates available nationally dropped by a very slim margin compared to
Bank certificate of deposit rates were lower on the short term maturities once again while the longer term CD rates showed mixed results for the week.  Six month maturities and one year maturities were all lower in yield while the two year term CD was unchanged and the five year maturities experienced an increase in
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
A Money Market Fund is a mutual fund that is required by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to invest in low-risk, high quality securities. Unlike a Money Market Account, a Money Market Fund is not insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.) However, the underlying investments that make up the fund
The long term erosion in CD rates that has occurred through most of 2010 has received a pause this week based on the date form the most recent survey of bank CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com. A pause in CD interest rate returns is welcome relief for bank CD investors but is even more
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
A money market account is a savings account offered by banks that normally earns a higher rate of interest than a normal savings account. These accounts go by the acronym MMA, but also are referred to as Money Market Demand Accounts (MMDA) or Money Market Deposit Accounts (also MMDA.) It pays a higher rate in
Bank certificate of deposit rates made another move higher just days before the Fed makes their last announcement of the year on the direction of interest rates.  The overwhelming majority of market participants are expecting the Fed to jack up short term interest rates at the end of their two day meeting on December 16,
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
With bank certificate of deposit rates hovering at their lowest level in a year and the financial pundits talking of an economic recovery, it is hard to see how CD rate can move much lower.  Today’s CD rates may come as an unpleasant surprise to those that accept this wisdom and think the bottom had
A credit union is a financial institution that is privately owned by its members or customers. Unlike a bank, a credit union operates as a non-profit entity and does not put profitability first. Like banks, credit unions must be concerned about its deposits and lending activities and provide stability and service. Credit
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
CD rates at the nation’s banks were little changed for the week ending July 8, 2011.  The average rate on the top CD rates available nationally inched just negligibly on the week.  The Selectcdrates.com index of the highest CD rates for the three month, six month, one year, two year and five year CD terms
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

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