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The best five year CD rate in Virginia is just a hair under 5.00%. Acacia Federal Savings Bank promotes their five year CD with an interest rate of 4.90% APY. The minimum deposit to open this account is $500.00. With CD rates spiraling downwards after the most recent fed funds rate reduction, finding CD rates
In today’s market and economy a certificate of deposit with a guaranteed, fixed interest rate, looks like a good safe haven. Like many other products in today’s market, banks are adding more and more new features to what most people see as a solid, safe and relatively unexciting investment.
Banks are using these new features to
With the stock market running scared and government debt issues here and abroad putting fear into the market, interest rates remained low last week. Skittish markets generally drive funds into the Treasury market pushing Treasury rates lower which keeps a lid on the movement on most other interest rate sensitive assets in the U.S. which
Athens State Bank is locally owned and operated bank in Athens, Illinois. The main objective of the bank is to provide banking services to its customer base in Menard and Sangamon counties Illinois.
Athens State Bank has a long history of serving the local community surrounding Athens. Athens State Bank first opened its doors May 21,
Mortgage rates fell markedly for the week ending August 24, 2012. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, depending in whether you are a borrower or saver, other bank rates did not follow suit. CD interest rates were essentially unchanged on the week. Money market rates and savings rates were unchanged and credit cards rates were altered by
The possibility that a bond’s or bond mutual fund’s value will decrease due to rising interest rates.
A yield curve is a graph that shows the relationship between yields and maturity dates. Under normal circumstances, the longer it takes for a CD, bond or other investment to mature, the greater the yield, because people demand a greater return to tie up their money for a longer time. When the difference in
Gross domestic product is the measure of the total dollar value of all goods and services produced over a specific time period. GDP is measured in absolute dollar values and is expressed as a comparison to the previous quarter or year. Taken as a whole, economic production has a large impact on
The Bank of Holly Springs is a Mississippi bank that offers a number of competitive savings products in the Northern part of the state. Among the savings products offered by the bank are a variety of certificates of deposit accounts with varying interest rates and terms. The bank CDs are available predominantly in the geographic
First National Bank is an independent community bank operated in Colorado since 1901. The bank has four bank branches within Colorado: Las Animas, La Junta, Fowler and Monument. First National Bank is a community bank that provides financial products and services to individuals, families, and businesses.
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An application or offer to purchase a U.S. Treasury bill, note, or bond.
The best CD rates available nationally drifted moderately lower over the past week. Although rate changes were seen on three out of the five maturities measured in the weekly CD rate survey, the magnitude of the rate movements was quite contained. The average CD rate measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index for the week
Certificate of deposit rates were down modestly last week while Treasury rates continued a slow, measurable and sustained climb. With Treasury rates finally making a continuous move upwards, higher CD rates may soon arrive.
Of course, expectations for higher Treasury rates have been around for several months without a sustained rise in rates ever materializing and rates
Commercial paper is a money market security issued by large banks and corporations. It is generally not used to finance long term investments but more accurately to purchase inventory or for working capital. Commercial paper may be compared as an alternative to a line of credit offered by a bank for a commercial business. Often
Credit enhancements involve the process of reducing credit risk by requiring collateral, insurance, or other agreements to provide the lender or the investor as is the case with a money market fund with reassurance that it will be compensated if the issuer defaults. Credit enhancement occurs when a security’s credit quality is raised above that
Market news was rather subdued last week relative to the previous week’s torrent of news reports from around the globe. While the market news settled down so did interest rates. Interest rates were lower across the board which included CD interest rates, money market rates, mortgage rates and Treasury rates. Only credit
The issuance of approval, by a credit card issuer, merchant, or other affiliate, to complete a credit card transaction.
The process of moving an outstanding balance from one credit card to another. This is usually done to obtain a lower interest rate on the outstanding balance. Transfers are sometimes subjected to a Balance Transfer Fee.
CD rates in California have fluctuated notably since the start of 2009. With drop in long term CD rates and the short term rates returning anemic yields, some of the best opportunities can be found in the mid range of CD terms. One opportunity in this range is the 18 month CD being offered by
Yesterday’s interest rate movements were somewhat curious based on the data that was delivered. The ISM or Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index showed growth for the first time in 19 months. President Obama chimed in,” It is a sign that we’re on the path to economic recovery. “ However, the bond market apparently is