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This past Thursday (September 17), the Federal Reserve made its long awaited announcement regarding the Fed Funds rate and continued accommodative monetary policy. The bond market advanced and rates dropped as soon as the announcement was released that the Fed would be leaving the Fed Funds rate unchanged.
Long term rates dropped as did short term
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CD rates held steady for the week ending September 18, 2009. Most all bank CD terms were left unchanged week over week with the exception of the one year term, bank CDs.
The average of the best one year CD rates fell by the smallest of measurements for the week, with the average one year CD
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