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With few exceptions, mortgage rates were higher on the week as were the rates on Treasury bills, notes and bonds. Although Treasury securities and mortgage backed securities traded in a fairly narrow range over the week, the interest rate changes were almost entirely to the upside. In contrast to these higher interest rates, CD interest
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A bank account owned by a business. These are generally checking accounts or demand deposit accounts. Business or commercial bank accounts will usually have higher monthly fees and service charges.
Treasury rates were mostly unchanged by the close of Monday. The six month Treasury rate was unchanged at 0.15%. The one year Treasury shed one basis point or 1/100, pushing the yield from 0.37% on Friday to 0.36% on Monday. The five year also lost one basis point moving the yield down to 2.21%. The
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A set of statutes enacted by the various States to provide consistency among the States’ commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading.
A group of mutual funds, each typically with its own investment objective, managed and distributed by the same company.
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Per the Treasury’s press release, to date, the Department
Measure of the U.S. money stock that consists of currency held by the public, travelers checks, demand deposits, and other checkable deposits including NOW (negotiable order of withdrawal) and ATS (automatic transfer service) account balances and share draft account balances at credit unions.
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