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Treasury rates ended mostly higher Monday afternoon. The six month Treasury rate was up one basis point to close at 0.24%. The one year Treasury rate managed to move slightly lower, dropping by one basis point to 0.41%. The two year Treasury rate was also lower by one basis point; these two maturities were the
Continuing the search for the best CD rates in Maryland to coincide with honoring the Baltimore Ravens after their win this weekend, we review the products of Bradford Bank. Bradford Bank has a full range of banking products and services to assist its customers in Maryland. The bank began operation in Maryland back in 1903.
Earning greater returns or cutting transaction costs may very well involve utilizing special incentives and programs offered by financial institutions. With over 8,000 banks in the US, banks are constantly competing with each other to roll out new promotions. Healthy bank competition leads to more favorable terms for the consumer willing to shop and compare
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
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A strong stock market, a solid monthly jobs report, and concerns over the Fed and inflation have failed to move interest rates higher. CD rates, Treasury rates, and mortgage rates were little changed going into the second week of November. A tight trading range in the interest rate market is nothing new but, the lack
Standard individual retirement accounts held in deposit accounts at an insured bank have increased FDIC insurance of $250,000.00. These include IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs and self directed Keoghs. FDIC insured bank accounts for IRAs can be good investment options to maintain diversification and insure principal protection.
A little late with the post, this is the same ad that is running in several newspapers nationwide by Sovereign Bank. Here we find it in the November 20, 2008 issue of the Boston Globe. Sovereign Bank runs this advertisement promoting two different CD terms and a money market account. The first CD is for
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There are a number of ways to obtain the benefits from certificate of deposit interest rates in Delaware, and one of which is to find the best possible CD rates available before locking in your funds with a local bank. Community Bank Delaware is a local bank that offers some of the highest CD rates
No need to review the action regarding consumer rates last week, this title sums it up just fine. It was a week of light trading as many investors and traders took time off between Christmas and New Years. As this week of light trading came to a close, long term interest rates moved measurably lower,
Wilshire Bank is offering a new CD rate promotion for California banking customers. The new CD promotion is for a 15 month term certificates and earns an interest rate of 1.20% APY. There is a minimum balance to open and obtain the advertised APY of $10,000.00.
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CD interest rates made a minor dip lower during the second week of 2013. Individual CD maturities were mixed with some maturities pushing moderately higher while others retreated lower. The midterm CD rates were a fair bit lower but the overall reduction in the average CD rates was held back by the lack of the
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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