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A fund option enabling shareholders to transfer their investments from one fund
to another within the same fund family as their needs or objectives change. Typically, fund companies allow exchanges several times a year for a low or no fee.
A measure of a fund’s performance that encompasses all elements of return: dividends, capital gains distributions, and changes in net asset value. Total return is the change in value of an investment over a given period, assuming reinvestment of any dividends and capital gains distributions, expressed as a percentage of the initial investment.
Oneida Savings was established on April 1, 1866. The bank is a community bank engaged primarily in the business of accepting deposits from customers and using those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowing proceeds, to make one- to four-family residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans, consumer loans and to
Transportation Alliance Bank offers a full line of products for personal and commercial banking needs. The bank was founded in 1998 and is based in Ogden, Utah. Transportation Alliance Bank, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Flying J, Inc. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Flying J Inc., the nation’s leading retailer of diesel fuel.
The U.S. Treasury Department made another announced regarding more TARP funds being disbursed to needy banks. This week’s allocation was for a $15 billion investment in 7 banks. The investments are made through the Capital Purchase Program which is part of the TARP, Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Per the Treasury’s press release, to date, the Department
Some banks would prefer that you bank online or use an ATM for deposits and withdrawals. So, use the teller whenever you must, but learn to transfer funds online and make deposits using the ATM. The bank is able to greatly reduce costs by having their customers use automated services but often these
Fed funds are unsecured loans of reserve balances at Federal Reserve Banks between depository institutions. Banks keep reserve balances at the Federal Reserve Banks to meet their reserve requirements and to clear financial transactions. Transactions in the fed funds market enable depository institutions with reserve balances in excess of reserve requirements to lend
The Federal Reserve lowered short-term interest rates a half-point this week. The benchmark federal-funds rate now stands at 1%. The Federal Reserve and other central banks have been injecting liquidity into the financial system to keep funds available and ease credit constraints. While some areas of the financial markets have shown improvement, credit is still
Bankers acceptances are negotiable time drafts, or bills of exchange, that have been accepted by a bank that, by accepting, assumes the obligation to pay the holder of the draft the face amount of the instrument on the maturity date specified. They are used primarily to finance the export, import, shipment, or storage of
While bank savings rates were little changes for the week ending July 1, lending rates and bond rates increased dramatically. The ten year Treasury bond increased by over 30 basis points by week’s end and the two year Treasury note increased by 15. One basis point is equal to 1/100th of a percent. Staying in
Bank rates moved mostly higher this past week with mortgage rates, CD rates and credit cards turning marginally higher while saving account rates and money market rates drifted slightly lower. The government shutdown took some of the volatility out of the market as the week progressed without any solution to the crisis.
The interest rates markets
Schuyler Savings Bank is a New Jersey based savings bank that has been offering savings products to consumers for over 80 years. The bank operates two branches, one in Kearny and one in Harrison, NJ. Both offices are full services locations that offer a variety of lending products and savings products including competitively priced NJ
The long term erosion in CD rates that has occurred through most of 2010 has received a pause this week based on the date form the most recent survey of bank CD interest rates performed by Selectcdrates.com.
A pause in CD interest rate returns is welcome relief for bank CD investors but is even more
Bank mortgage rates and Treasury rates moved measurably higher for the week while bank savings rates were mostly unchanged. Bank CD rates held fairly steady with the Selectcdrates.com composite rate index increasing by just 1/1000th of a percent for the week. Mortgage rates made their largest weekly move this year. Bank money
Archer Daniels Midland Company is a large conglomerate primarily involved in agricultural processing. In fact, it is one of the world’s leading agricultural processors. The company’s operation encompasses a wide range of services along with agricultural processing, including banking and futures clearing in both the U.S. and international markets. Hickory Point Bank & Trust is
The rate at which money balances turn over in a period for expenditures on goods and services. Moat often measured as the ratio of GNP, gross national product, to the money supply. A larger velocity means that a given quantity of money is associated with a greater dollar volume of transactions.
There is no question that you need short term savings. The next logical question is exactly how much you need to have in your short-term savings accounts. The answer varies by the individual.
Your Age and Family Situation
Your age and family is a large factor in your savings plan. Young, single individuals
CD laddering is a method of investing with secure and safe bank products that allows you to shield your investments from significant interest rate fluctuations. To create a CD ladder, you buy several bank CDs with varying lengths and interest rates. Laddering is an attempt to hedge against market volatility in interest rates. If CD rates go
Interest rates on bank CDs made another move towards the downside for the week ending March 8, 2013. Long-term certificates of deposit absorbed most of the downward momentum again this week with midterm CD rates showing little change and short term rates making a very modest move to the upside.
The average CD yield in the
Absolutely. Good financial planning means establishing savings and investments that increase your assets and manage risk. Bank products are certainly a component of that formula. Long term investing requires measuring risk and reward to not only increase your returns on the capital you have but to preserve it as well. There