Rates on certificates of deposit were unchanged this week in Bankrate's weekly survey of CD rates.
The 5-year CD yield stayed at 0.8% for the fifth week. The typical 1-year CD yield remained at 0.3% for the second straight week.
For a deposit of $100,000, the average 1-year jumbo CD yield held at 0.33% for the ninth consecutive week. The 5-year jumbo CD yield stayed at 0.86% for the eighth straight week.
The average money market account yield stayed at 0.11% for the 15th consecutive week.
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A certificate of deposit, or CD, is one of the safest and most predictable investments around. As long as the CD is backed by the FDIC, it's guaranteed not to lose principal, and in most cases, investors can count on earning a stable return for the full term of the CD. Find out more about the factors that you need to consider when choosing a CD below.
The length of time until the CD matures and the money deposited within can be withdrawn without penalty.
Short for annual percentage yield, APY is the total return of the CD per year, taking into account the beneficial effect of compounding.
The percentage of the CD's principal paid out annually in interest. Does not take into account the effect of compounding.
The minimum amount of money you need to open a particular CD. Banks may be willing to pay higher rates of interest on CDs with higher minimum deposits.
Short for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the FDIC is an independent government-backed agency that covers the deposits of accountholders at FDIC-insured banks. FDIC-insured deposits are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, and since the agency was established in 1933, no depositor has lost a single cent of insured principal.