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CD rates for Sept. 20, 2012

 

I'm Lucas Wysocki with your weekly look at Certificates of Deposit. The Federal Reserve's statement saying that it would implement QE3 spelled bad news for savers. The average yield on a one-year CD is down one basis point coming in at point-three percent. And for the first time ever, the 5-year CD dropped below 1 percent. It came in this week at point-nine-nine percent. Tying up one-hundred thousand dollars or more in a jumbo CD doesn't yield much better results. The average yield on a 1-year jumbo CD is only point-three-two percent while a 5-year jumbo dropped to 1 percent this week.

Until rates turn around on certificates of deposit, it's a smart idea to consider a high-yield checking account to place your money. Interest rates can be found that are dramatically better than CDs and since it's a checking account, your money isn't all tied up.

To shop around for that higher than average CD or to find a high-yield checking account that fits your needs, use the free search engine here at Bankrate.com. I'm Lucas Wysocki.

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