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I Bonds are a low-risk savings product sold by the U.S. Treasury as either a paper bond at a financial institution or as an electronic product in the TreasuryDirect section of savingsbonds.gov website. The bonds are similar to other Treasury bonds but these bonds are inflation linked savings bonds and the interest rate paid
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The combination of services that are offered to shareholders differs from the various money market funds. Reviewing the mutual fund literature carefully will help to determine which services are offered and which may be especially important for a particular investors needs. The following is a list of some of the features offered by money market
A self-regulatory organization with authority over firms that distribute mutual fund shares as well as other securities.
A statistical system used to determine whether or not to grant credit by assigning numerical scores to various characteristics related to creditworthiness.
The Nov. 14th, 2008 issue of the Star-Tribune runs an advertisement by Home Federal Savings Bank. Home Federal is publicizing their 9 month CD and 21 month CD. The interest rates are 3.00% on the 9 month CD and 3.75% on the 21 month CD. The minimum deposit to receive that yield on both bank
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Non Sufficient Funds or A balance in a deposit account that isn’t large enough to pay the checks and other items presented for payment.
Jonah Bank of Wyoming was established in 2006. Jonah Bank currently has two branches in Casper and Cheyenne, Wyoming. The bank offers a variety of savings accounts, transaction accounts and loans available for both consumers and commercial activity. Consumer bank products include checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, auto loans, mortgage
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The Nov. 16th issue of the Seattle Times Post Intelligencer has an ad placed by First Savings Bank Northwest advertising their 18 month bump up CD. The rate on this CD is 4.19%. This is the best CD rate for 18 months CDs in the state of Washington. The minimum balance to open a CD
An option whereby mutual fund dividends and capital gain distributions automatically buy new fund shares.
VIST Bank is a state chartered, FDIC insured commercial bank, with offices throughout Berks, Schuylkill, Montgomery, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties. The bank was established on April 8, 1891. It has been FDIC insured since January 1, 1934. VIST Bank is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member. Therefore the primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance
The regulation, by the Federal Reserve System, of the money supply in order to maximize production and employment and stabilize prices.
Credit enhancements involve the process of reducing credit risk by requiring collateral, insurance, or other agreements to provide the lender or the investor as is the case with a money market fund with reassurance that it will be compensated if the issuer defaults. Credit enhancement occurs when a security’s credit quality is raised above that
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Looking for sanctuary with the U.S. government, along with numerous other financial and industrial companies in recent weeks, American Express announced it is becoming a bank. A government release stated that, in light of the unusual and exigent circumstances affecting the financial markets, and all other facts and circumstances, the Federal Reserve Board has determined
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