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CD Rates

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

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WEEKLY CD RATES ANALYSIS – May 5, 2016

Compare CD rates nationally and in your area.

Interest Rate Roundup

CDs

  • 1-year CD yields: 0.28%
  • 5-year CD yields: 0.83%

Most rates on certificates of deposit stayed the same as last week, according to Bankrate's latest survey of rates.

The 5-year CD yield was 0.83% for the 2nd consecutive week. The typical 1-year CD yield was 0.28% for the 9th straight week.

For a deposit of $100,000, the average 1-year jumbo CD yield was 0.31% for the 34th consecutive week. For a 5-year jumbo CD, the yield was 0.89%, an increase of 1 basis point from last week.

A basis point is one-hundredth of 1%.

The average money market account yield fell by 1 basis point from last week to 0.1%.

CD Basics

Liquid CDs: Your cup of tea?

These certificates of deposit offer withdrawal flexibility, but the yields aren't too hot. Read more

Safety in Treasuries?

U.S. Treasury bills and bonds are almost always a solid investment. Why? They're backed by the U.S. government. Read more

Lock up higher interest

CDs often have interest rates leaps and bounds above those for savings accounts. Read more

Certificate of deposit investing strategies

Considering your investments carefully will lead to better rates and bigger returns. Read more

CD Rate News

Best 5-year credit union CDs

Never settle for a mediocre CD. These credit unions pay more than twice the average yield. Read more

The best 6-month credit union CDs

CD rates remain low, but these credit unions pay 4 times the average yield. Read more

Securing a personal loan with a CD

The certificate of deposit serves as collateral for the loan, but watch for restrictions. Read more

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    The length of time until the CD matures and the money deposited within can be withdrawn without penalty.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