CD Rates

Find the best high yield CD rates below or read the latest certificate of deposits analysis here.

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Interest Rate Roundup


  • 1-year CD yields: 0.27%
  • 5-year CD yields: 0.85%

The basis point seesaw has fallen once again in the national survey of certificate of deposit rates.

The average yield on a 1-year CD was 0.27% for the 4th straight week. The average 5-year yield was 0.85% for the 3rd week in a row.

A $100,000 deposit qualifies for jumbo CD rates. The average 1-year jumbo CD yield was 0.31% for the 11th straight week. The 5-year jumbo yield was down 1 basis point to 0.89%.

A basis point is one-hundredth of 1%.

The average money market account yield was 0.09% for the 59th consecutive week. That's 1 year and 7 weeks.

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CD Rates Help

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.

  • Term

    The length of time until the CD matures and the money deposited within can be withdrawn without penalty.

  • APY

    Short for annual percentage yield, APY is the total return of the CD per year, taking into account the beneficial effect of compounding.

  • Rate

    The percentage of the CD's principal paid out annually in interest. Does not take into account the effect of compounding.

  • Minimum deposit

    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.

  • FDIC-insured

    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.

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