CD rates Blog

When will CD rates rise? Where are CD rates the highest? Should I build a CD ladder, buy a step-up CD or buy a market-linked CD? From barbell and bullet strategies to scams and structured products, find everything you've ever wanted to know about CDs and CD rates right here in Bankrate's CD Rates blog. See the latest posts below.
Friday, October 12, 2012 5:53 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In September, the highest one-year CD rate was 0.45 percent, the lowest was 0.14 percent. Learn more at Bankrate.com.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:52 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Bankrate’s weekly interest rate survey revealed that the average five-year jumbo CD yield hit a new low this week. It’s now less than 1 percent.

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Monday, October 1, 2012 4:01 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

As grim as CD rates are right now, they’d be worse without credit unions, a new study finds.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:59 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CDs are safer investments than other vehicles. Check out CD rates at Bankrate.com.

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Tags: CD, CD rates, CDs
Monday, September 24, 2012 6:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

With tax rates likely to go up in the future, a Roth IRA CD might be just the ticket for providing the cash you need in retirement.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:34 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Low rate policies hurt savers but help borrowers. Is it any coincidence that governments benefit by borrowing at low rates?

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5:20 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

QE3 is bad news for CD investors in the short term, but if it works it could help CD rates recover over the long term.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:40 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

If you see an outrageously high CD rate being offered, take it with a grain of salt.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5:47 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Deposits over the FDIC limit of $250,000 can be insured at one bank using CDARS. Find out at Bankrate.com.

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Tags: CD rate, CDARS
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates in other countries may tempt American savers with high yields, but they do come with added risks. Learn more at Bankrate.com.

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