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The Treasury Department offers a couple of options on its TreasuryDirect Web site.
The simplest is its savings bond calculator. It will provide redemption values for Series E, EE and I bonds. The second alternative is also found on the treasury’s site and is the savings bond wizard. This program must be downloaded
Better-than-expected economic data had driven investor confidence higher and brought on rising rates for mortgages and Treasury securities. Unfortunately, CD rates had yet to participate in the rising rates movement. This positive view on an improving economy appears to remain the consensus position of investors but has taken a bit of pause over the past
Direct obligations of the U.S. Government, issued by the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Public Debt as a means of financing the Federal Government. There are three types of securities issued: Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, and Treasury notes.
An investment company that buys and holds a fixed number of shares until the trust’s termination date. When the trust is dissolved, proceeds are paid to shareholders. A UIT has an unmanaged portfolio. Like a mutual fund, shares of a UIT can be redeemed on any business day.
CD rates were little changed going into the Memorial Day weekend. However, not all news for savers was ho hum with some CD maturities displaying a mild uptick. In the latest survey of bank CD rates conducted by SelectCDrates.com, the average yield on the top bank CDs available nationwide dipped by a very small fraction,
Bank savings rates and lending rates moved in opposite directions over the past week. Short term bank savings rates were mostly held in check while longer term bank savings rates tumbled. Bank lending rates were higher on average while U.S. Treasury rates followed the bank savings rates, holding steady on the short end
Bank of Anderson offers a variety of bank CDs, interest bearing checking and savings plans designed to increase their bank customers earning possibilities while offering safety and security afforded by FDIC insurance protection.
Bank of Anderson received its national bank charter on September 3, 1998, and opened for business on September 8, 1998. The bank was
Bank rates moved lower across the board for the week ending July 15, 2011. Big rate changes for the week were seen in the most liquid markets including mortgage rates and Treasury rates. CD rates were also lower but by a very, very slim margin as were bank savings account rates. Credit card rates did
Unemployment claims for the week ending Dec. 13, 2008 were reported by the U.S. Department of labor at a seasonally adjusted figure of 554,000. This was a decrease from of 21,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 575,000. The 4-week moving average was 543,750, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week.
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Finding certificate of deposit rates above 4.00% has become increasing more difficult. In Louisiana, one bank is offering a yield in excess of 4.00% on a several different term CDs. Crescent Bank & Trust offers some of the highest CD rates along all maturities in Louisiana. The interest rates offered in the categories of one
A guaranteed return for a specific period of time, that’s the number one reward of a bank CD. Now all an investor has to do is find the terms, rates and minimum deposits to fit their needs. California is densely packed with banks offering competitiev rates on CDs. Butte Community Bank tries to match the
A fee charged by a lender to make a loan would be in addition to the interest charged to the borrower.
A country’s total output of goods and services from all forms of economic activity measured at market prices for a calendar year.
Domestic Bank was founded in 1967 and is based in Cranston, Rhode Island. The bank provides a full line of services to businesses and consumers, borrowers and savers. Domestic Bank has nine bank branches from Cranston, Rhode Island to Northbridge, Massachusetts.
Domestic Bank product offerings include a variety of checking and savings accounts, mortgages, lending programs,
Interest rates adjusted for the expected erosion of purchasing power resulting from inflation. Technically defined as nominal interest rates minus the expected rate of inflation.
The financial services marketplace has changed profoundly in recent months. Financial education can help consumers become more confident about the future by offering them the knowledge to make sound money management decisions. The work of selectcdrates.com is to help educate consumers by finding the best banking products and services that will make their financial life
Freedom National Bank is a community bank serving Northern and Northwest Rhode Island. Freedom National Bank was established on November 29, 2001 and has been FDIC insured since that time. The bank is chartered as a National Bank. Therefore the primary regulator is the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As of September
The Treasury Department auctioned off $38 billion in two year notes yesterday, December 22, 2008. The yield on these notes reached an all time low with a yield 0.92%. The apparent flight to quality has reached the level of insanity. If rates rise, selling these notes after the auction will lead to a loss. If
All fixed rate investments including bank CDs have various inherent types of risk. Two significant risks are inflation risk and credit risk. Inflation risk is the loss of value or diminished rate of return due to the erosion of purchasing power by rising interest rates brought on by higher levels of inflation. Credit risk is
There were mild increases across the board for mortgage rates, CD rates and Treasury rates for the week ending October 5, 2012. The stronger than expected jobs report on Friday was the biggest catalyst of the week that nudged bank rates higher. New loan borrowers and savers need not whimper or cheer, even with the