A high yield certificate of deposit account should be just one segment of an overall financial portfolio. However, selecting the right bank CD should not be looked at with little regard for risk and reward.
Bank certificates of deposit always provide safety and security as well as a predictable rate of return. When the stock market
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.
CD rates continued to move lower this past week. The average of the best national bank CD rates was down for all terms with the exception of the longer term, five year CDs. The declines were measurably smaller than last weeks move, however this may have more to do with the fact that bank rates
CD interest rates made their biggest drop yet this year. The stronger than expected employment figures have just not been strong enough to counter the impact of the Fed which has used monetary easing to keep short interest rates low and bank CD rates just keep moving lower.
Based on the bank CD rate survey conducted
The best CD rates available nationally drifted moderately lower over the past week. Although rate changes were seen on three out of the five maturities measured in the weekly CD rate survey, the magnitude of the rate movements was quite contained. The average CD rate measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index for the week
The U.S. payments system is the largest in the world. Each day, millions of transactions, valued in the trillions of dollars, are conducted between sellers and purchasers of goods, services, or financial assets. Most of the payments underlying those transactions f low between depository institutions and banks, a large number of which maintain accounts with
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
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
Certificate of deposit interest rates fell across all maturities for the week ending April 2, 2010. After a week of marginal reductions in bank rates, the most recent week saw the average yield on the highest CD rates available nationally take a fairly sizeable tumble based on the survey of the top ten best CD
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
CD rates held steady for the week ending September 18, 2009. Most all bank CD terms were left unchanged week over week with the exception of the one year term, bank CDs.
The average of the best one year CD rates fell by the smallest of measurements for the week, with the average one year CD
Bank certificate of deposit rates were mostly lower for the week ending December 11, 2009. The short term CD rates, six month and one year maturities, ended the week with lower yields while the average yields on the two year bank CDs was unchanged and the five year term CD interest rates managed to gain
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.
Each day, the Reserve Banks that are part of the Federal Reserve System process a large number of payment transactions resulting from the Reserve Banks’ role in providing payment services to banks and depository institutions. Because depository institutions in the aggregate generally hold a relatively small amount of funds overnight in their Reserve Bank accounts,
CD interest rates declined just marginally for the week ending June 3, 2011. The Selectcdrates.com composite index which covers the highest three month CD rates, six month CD rates, one year CD rates, two year CD rates and five year CD rates descended by just .002 percent on the week. The index now