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
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.
Bank rates fell…….through the floor this week. Fortunately, the full impact was not absorbed in CD interest rates although, in the coming days bank CD rates are sure to drop further. The European debt crisis not only refused to go away but appears to be bigger than ever. The combination of more problems with European
Prime rate is a term applied to a reference an interest rate that is utilized by banks and financial institutions for lending purposes.
The prime rate was a term originally used to identify the rate at which banks lend to their best and most favored customers, though this is no longer the case in general.
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 interest rates were once again little changed over the past week. The best CD rates available nationally descended lower by a very small magnitude for the week ending July 22, 2011. The Selectcdrates.com CD rate index slipped by less than one basis point or 1/100th of a percent by week’s end. The CD rate
Certificate of deposit rates managed to shift even lower for the week ending Nov 6, 2009. Bank CD rates with a six month maturity and CD rates with a two year maturity held steady while the one year rate dropped modestly and the five year fell considerably.
The average of the best six month CD rates
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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
It may surprise you to know that ATM machines were not popular when they first appeared. Consumers were wary of letting a machine handle their money, and they greatly preferred face-to-face interactions. But ATMs are much more profitable for banks as they don’t require paying a friendly smiling face to greet customers.
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
CD interest rates endured a minor dip for the week ending December 2, 2011. The average CD interest rate as measured by the Selectcdrates.com weekly CD rate index turned lower by less than half of one basis point for the week. A one basis point change is equal to 1/100th of a percent. The Selectcdrates.com
For yet another week, CD interest rates headed lower. The average rate on the top ten best CD rates available nationally decreased by .013 percent to a rate of 1.252 percent for the week ending September 9, 2011. The reduction of 0.013 percent is certainly not insignificant based on the current low average rates, but
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