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The stock market has been on a considerable upswing since the U.S. presidential election was decided in November.  On January 25th, the Dow crossed the 20,000 ...(read more)

PlainsCapital Bank has a new certificate of deposit promotion for Texas banking customers.  The bank’s CD promotion includes three different maturities, all with yields that are...(read more)

FBI Director James Comey is testifying today on a variety of FBI affairs including Russia’s involvement in the presidential election, the relationship with Russia and the current...(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)

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Federal Reserve Currency and Coin Services An important function of the Federal Reserve is ensuring that enough cash—that is, currency and coin—is in circulation to meet the public’s demand.  When Congress established the Federal Reserve, it recognized that the public’s demand for cash is variable.  This demand increases or decreases seasonally and as the level of
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
CD interest rates made a modest move to upside for the last week of March.  The SelectCDrates.com CD rate index ticked up by 6/1000ths of percent or .006 percent to end the month on March 28th, 2013.  The index closed the week with an average rate of 1.010 percent which compares to the prior week’s
Banks send them to their customers once a month through mail. Many customers, particularly those who use online banking, may throw them in the trash, but it’s best to give them at least one look-over for accuracy. Most consumers should keep their financial records, including bank statements, for a period of three years.
CD interest rates were mostly unchanged over the past week however; individual CD rate terms were fairly active with some minor advances and declines across the most common CD maturities.  The overall average interest rate on bank CDs did remain quite stable when averaged among the top rates for the most popular terms. Based on the
Online banking is one of the newest forms of banking, and it seems every traditional (and not so traditional) bank is offering online services or completely automating their activities on the internet. It may be that you have only a few bills to pay every month or that you’re still learning to navigate the
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 showed little movement across most maturities for the week ending April 23, 2010.   The changes that took place were along the one year term bank CDs with the six month, two year and five year terms remaining unchanged.  The limited rate change that did take place was in the wrong
Bank CD rates continued down a path of lower yields for the week ending July 3, 2009.  Even though the expectations have been for higher CD rates, banks reduced the rates offered on the majority of certificates of deposit maturities.  Bank CD yields presented on the highest bank rates moved lower across all CD terms
T-Bills, T-Notes, and T-Bonds are three forms of bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury. The Treasury issues these bonds in order to raise money for the operations of the government of the United States. Since the U.S. federal government is the issuer of these bonds, they are some of the safest investments you can find.
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
Based on the current CD rate survey, the bloodletting in CD interest rates shows no signs of abating.  Savers and investors in bank CDs are seeing no reprieve in the current extended down cycle of lower interest rates.  Fortunately, the rate decline seen this week in the best CD interest rates was rather modest. The national
Bank certificate of deposit rates were little changed for the week ending June 4, 2010. Based on the most recent survey of CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the average rate for all bank CD maturities measured were unchanged with the exception of the two year term. The average yield on the short
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
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

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