CD rates Blog

Monday, July 30, 2012 5:22 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

One bank is offering a unique perk for opening a new CD: $25 and an annual donation to a charity of your choice.

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Monday, July 23, 2012 4:07 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In a desperate quest to find higher yields, some savers are making a Faustian bargain with banks: for a few basis points more, and you can keep my money for 10 years. Several of the nation’s largest banks are offering 10-year CDs with a yield of 1.75 percent or less these days, including Chase, Bank

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 2:45 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The story of the tortoise and the hare is an apt analogy for today’s saving and investing climate. While higher yields than are currently available in CDs could get savers to their goals more quickly, the certainty of receiving the stated yield and getting principal back at the end could be more appealing to some

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 11:08 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

There are pockets of the country where CD interest rates are marginally less dismal.

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Monday, June 25, 2012 4:19 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

CD investors should pray against another round of QE, because it would likely mean CD rates even lower than today’s rates.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:56 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Buying a one-year CD sporting a rate under 1 percent can be hard to swallow. The prolonged low-rate environment has caused a sustained drop in income for retired people and those nearing retirement.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:42 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Low rates have scared away a lot of CD investors, but seniors and the wealthy remain loyal to CDs.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:03 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

One bank in the U.S. recently launched a CD focused on funding sustainability-related projects.

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Monday, June 11, 2012 5:12 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Are low interest rates, including low CD rates, causing you to put off your retirement? If so, a new survey suggests you’re not alone. The latest Wells Fargo-Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index shows many U.S. investors see low CD rates as a barrier to retirement. From the press release: One in 3 investors (33

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:15 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

One thing CDs have going for them lately is their safety. Consequently, a short-term CD or another insured bank product could be a better option for savers than the safest investment in the world: United States Treasury securities.

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