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- 0.44% (1-year CD yields)
- 1.64% (5-year CD yields)
CD rates dipped a bit in this week's rate survey.
The average one-year CD yield remains unchanged at 0.44 percent. The average five-year CD yield is down 4 basis points to 1.64 percent.
On the jumbo side, the average one-year CD is down 1 basis point to 0.48 percent. The average five-year jumbo CD lost 4 basis points to 1.66 percent.
The typical money market account yield is unchanged at 0.16 percent.
Low rates on savings vehicles such as CDs, savings accounts and money market accounts may be leading people to pay down their mortgages faster. A story on Investmentnews.com last week, "Skinning the cat: Lousy CD rates trigger big shift to shorter mortgages," posited a link between paltry returns and an increase in the number of homeowners refinancing into shorter mortgages.
According to the story, the number of homeowners who refinanced into 15-year mortgages rose to 29 percent from 11 percent two years ago. Rather than funneling savings into low-yielding savings accounts, many established homeowners are opting for cash-in refinancing to build equity in their homes as they approach retirement.
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