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.
Improving economic data has driven interest rates higher including the rates on U.S. Treasuries and home mortgages however; CD rates did not follow along. Based on the most recent survey of the top bank CD rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, the national average CD rate moved down, not up for the week ending March 16, 2012.
Before the ATM cash had to be withdrawn either at the bank or through cash back arrangements at the store. Both were annoying and inconvenient. However, the process of obtaining cash became revolutionized when the ATM came into existence. With the ATM customers can get the cash they need without having to
There is no question that you need short term savings. The next logical question is exactly how much you need to have in your short-term savings accounts. The answer varies by the individual.
Your Age and Family Situation
Your age and family is a large factor in your savings plan. Young, single individuals
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
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
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.
There was large thud heard coming from certificate of deposit rates this week. For the week ending June 5, 2009 the average for the top certificate of deposit rates available nationally were lower across the board. This week the average for the top ten CD rates experienced there biggest weekly loss since the start of
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
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
Even though they employ some of the most sophisticated and advanced software and machinery, banks are still known to make mistakes. Typically they’re a result of human error somewhere down the line, but the reason for the error is virtually irrelevant; the fact is that they do happen, more frequently than you probably imagine. The
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),
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
CD rates remained relatively stable in the most recent survey of the top national CD rates. The average CD rate, as measured by the rates on the best three month, six month, one year, two year and five year CD rates, was unchanged from the previous week. The Selectcdrates.com weekly CD rate survey showed the
The best national CD rates stayed within a tight range for the week ending April 24, 2009. The short term rates increased slightly, with the six month term CD rates bumping up two basis points while the one year CD rates dropped by two basis points, a basis point is 1/100 of a percent. Mid