Savings Bonds are modest, safe investments.
These are not marketable securities, so the ups and downs of the economy do not affect them. They are securities issued by the U.S. Treasury and are backed, as they say, by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
Tens of millions of Americans have purchased US Savings
Bank CD rates were moderately lower for the week for the week ending October 29, 2009. The short term CD interest rates had the largest rate movement, unfortunately to the downside. Mid term CD rates were modestly higher and the long term, five year CD rates were down just slightly.
Six month CD rates that are
Banks send them to their customers once a month through mail. Many customers, particularly those who use online banking, may throw them in the trash, but it’s best to give them at least one look-over for accuracy. Most consumers should keep their financial records, including bank statements, for a period of three years.