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With short term rates drpping and long term rates rising, some bank customer may be discovering that the certificate of deposit they hold is no longer earning a competitive interest rate. The problem that arises when the majority of an investors funds are tied up in one or two CDs. It may be beneficial to
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Mortgage rates, CD rates and savings account rates retreated in the most recent bank rate survey conducted by SelectCDrates.com. Interest rate changes were not terribly potent but the direction was decidedly lower. A good barometer of the overall change in interest rates this past week can be found with the ten year Treasury which fell
The Chicago Tribune on Sunday Nov. 9th, 2008 has an ad placed by Ridgestone Bank for one of the best short term CD rates in Illinois. The ad promotes a 4.00% interest rate on a 4 month term certificate of deposit. Ridgestone Bank has two locations, one in Brookfield, Wisconsin and the second location in
A savings account that offers a higher rate of interest in exchange for larger than normal deposits. Insured by the FDIC, these accounts have limits on the number of transactions allowed and may require higher balances to receive the higher rate of interest.
One advantage of a fixed rate certificate of deposit over a money market account, high yield savings account or bond mutual fund is that you know exactly what the interest rate will be over the term of the CD. Most bank CDs are for a fixed rate and a fixed term. Money market accounts, savings
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WaMu is back advertising some of the best CD rates available. We found one ad in the
Spokesman-Review on Sunday November 23, 2008. The ad by Wamu, which is part of JPMorgan Chase Bank now, promotes the banks three year term CD and five year term CD. The three year CD has an interest rate of
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