With the first full week of 2012 behind us, bank CD rates started up in the same direction they ended 2011, dropping down lower. The average bank CD rate in the Selectcdrates.com weekly CD rate survey slipped lower by one basis point or 1/100th of a percent. The average CD interest rate in the weekly
CD interest rates were mostly unchanged over the past week however; individual CD rate terms were fairly active with some minor advances and declines across the most common CD maturities. The overall average interest rate on bank CDs did remain quite stable when averaged among the top rates for the most popular terms.
Based on the
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CD interest rates were unchanged, on average, for the week ending August 17, 2012. The average CD rate covering all CD maturities found in the weekly Selectcdrates.com national CD rate survey was unaltered at 1.046 percent. While the average CD rate did not move over the course of the week, the top bank CD rates
CD rates took a little swoon downwards after the March Fed meeting concluded this past week. As many economists and Fed watchers had expected, the Fed statement released at the close of the two day meeting removed the reference to the term patience as it applies to the Fed’s plans to change monetary policy in
CD rate cuts on the nation’s best CD rates seem to be coming to an end and perhaps the bottom of the market has finally been reached. In the most recent survey of bank CD rates performed by Selectcdrtaes.com on April 27, CD interest rates displayed a slight uptick in the average rate for all
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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
Resuming the trend that has been prevalent throughout most of 2010, national CD interest rates were down, on average, for the week ending May 28, 2010. National average certificate of deposit rates at banks and credit unions marched lower this week on the short and long end of the CD yield curve. Bank
This past week on Wall Street there appears to be growing belief that the economic recovery is insight. The Fed Chairman chimed in after the annual Fed conference in Wyoming that the U.S. economy has “avoided the worst” and the recovery will be “relatively slow at first”. Meanwhile the FDIC closed the doors on four
This week, CD interest rates moved downward by a very small margin. Based on the current survey of bank CD rates from Selectcdrates.com, there were some minor loss in the average yield for the six month and five year CDs while the one year and two year rates remained unchanged.
The average yield on
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CD investors and savers had to endure some more pain over the past week as CD interest rates moved lower one more time this year. The average bank CD rate as measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index was lower by just over one basis point. The average CD rate, per the CD rate index,
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Bank certificates of deposit always provide safety and security as well as a predictable rate of return. When the stock market
Savings Bonds are modest, safe investments.
These are not marketable securities, so the ups and downs of the economy do not affect them. They are securities issued by the U.S. Treasury and are backed, as they say, by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
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