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Fifth Third Bank continues to advertise aggressively with high interest rate CDs. The bank ran an ad in the Sunday Nov. 9th, 2008 Columbus Dispatch in which Fifth Third Bank is offering a 13 month CD at 4.05% and a 24 month CD at 4.25%. These two offers place are the highest interest rate CDs
In today’s topsy turvy market, CDs add stability to an investment portfolio. As interest rates continue to drop, this may be the time to lock in the higher rates that are still available with bank CDs. With the one year CD an investor obtains a great rate at a term that provides both security and
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The company, municipality, or government agency that issues a security, such as a stock, bond, or money market instruments.
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Fifth Third Bank continues with aggressive advertising for their CD products. The Sunday Nov. 16th, 2008 Charlotte Observer carries a Fifth Third Bank advertisement offering a 13 month CD at 4.00%. The ad also carries a promotion fro their money market account with an interest rate of 3.25% on balance over $50,000.00 Both accounts require
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