Banks, like credit cards and brokers before them, are hoping their customers stay safely unaware of what the financial industry actually entails. Fortunately for banks, most customers are living up to the industries very low expectations. The vast majority of banks, especially those with large downtown offices and football stadiums, don’t operate with
CD interest rates continue to plunge as banks remain awash with reserves and investors flock to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds. CD interest rates have suffered from a number of fronts including the biggest force coming from the Fed’s position in 2011 to drive bank rates down in an effort to help the housing
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It pays a higher rate in
Bank certificate of deposit rates put the brakes on this week, slowing down on their prolonged descent for the week ending August 14, 2009. This week national CD rates didn’t increase, but as a whole their downward movement was relatively minor. Overall, it was a mild week for activity in CD rates.
The six month and
As fiscal agents of the United States, the Federal Reserve Banks function as the U.S. government’s bank and perform a variety of services for the Treasury, other government agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, and some international organizations. Often the fiscal agent services performed by the Reserve Banks are the same, or similar to, services that the Reserve
Certificate of deposit rates were little changed overall for the last full week of September but, CD rates were not entirely without their drama. Midterm certificates, accounts with maturities of one and two years in length, moved up with a bit of gusto. The average rate on the top ten one year CDs and two
A certificate of deposit or CD is a time deposit, an investment of a specific amount of money over a specific time period for a specific rate of interest. Some variations on these basics are now offered but the standard investment remains available. Banks, savings and loans, and credit unions offer CDs in
Even as the stock market and Treasury markets gyrated wildly this past week, CD rates continued to move higher. It was tumultuous market for most investment products including stocks, bonds, commodities, and many foreign markets. The stock market volatility, the up-and-down movement of the market, brought on multiple 100 point plus up and down days.
The best CD rates available Christmas week 2014 are little changed from the previous week and down slightly from the start of the month. The SelectCDrates.com CD rate index shows the average rate among the top performers holding at 1.169 percent.
The top rates measured by SelectCDrates.com are the highest rates available by a bank in
CD interest rates retreated slightly to end the last week of November. The average CD rate coming from the top ten highest rates available across a broad spectrum of maturities dipped by just 2/1000ths of a percent over the course of the week. The average CD rate in the Selectcdrates.com index, which measures the best
Once again, CD interested rates have declined very slightly. Market reaction to the recurring disturbances over European government debt levels has driven interest rates lower once again. Most of the deterioration in CD rates was seen in the longer term banks CDs with the short term CDs holding relatively stable.
Overall, CD interest rates were reduced
Bank CD rates continued to show some downward pressure from slow economic growth abroad and geopolitical tensions in select hot points in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The downward pressure offsets underlying forces that should start to push CD rates higher. Upward pressures sitting under the interest rate market includes the Fed’s reduction in
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
The long term erosion in CD rates that has occurred through most of 2010 has received a pause this week based on the date form the most recent survey of bank CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com.
A pause in CD interest rate returns is welcome relief for bank CD investors but is even more
CD interest rates were, by and large, unchanged for the week. The best short term CD rates increased in yields slightly while long term CD rates moved lower. Overall, the average rate for the top ten best CD interest rates remained in check. The Selectcdrates.com composite CD rate which measures the top ten highest CD