CD interest rates offered by banks that are available nationally were little changed for the week ending September 25, 2009. Short term bank CD rates, six month and one year term CDs, were unchanged while the longer term CD rates, two year and five year terms, moved in opposite directions by a relatively very small
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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
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
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,
Competition among the top ranked bank CDs has reached levels not seen for more than a year or two. Over the past few weeks, rates have risen on the long end of the CD yield curve including the two year and five year maturities. Now, rates are heating up on the shorter term CD accounts.
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
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CD rates advanced mid June in the midst of political uncertainty in the Middle East. Rates did not move significantly higher but in light of the trouble brewing in Iraq and Syria combined with the continued tensions in Ukraine; rising interest rates would not normally be the outcome one would expect.
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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
Investors shopping for FDIC insured certificates of deposit nationwide saw some mild swings in the best CD rate averages for different terms. The short end of the curve dropped measurably from 2.22% average on the top 10 best six month CD rates last week to 2.14% this week. All other terms experienced a mild increase
Bank CD interest rates moved slightly higher at the end of the holiday shortened, first week of July. Long term rates led the move to the upside with shorter term CDs holding stable over the week. The rise in CD rates was instigated by the robust monthly jobs report released on Friday, July 5th which