CD rates Blog

Monday, June 11, 2012 5:12 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · 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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Monday, June 4, 2012 5:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

State regulators are warning CD investors to stay away from CD rates “too good to be true.”

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:57 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court backed up a lower court’s initial ruling in a case revolving around a woman’s right to withdraw funds early from a CD without the necessary documents. Carolyn Epperson tried to withdraw money from her certificate of deposit before the maturity date at SouthBank in 2005, the Northeast Mississippi Daily

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 2:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A Chilean bank announced this month that it will sell Yankee CDs from its New York branch. But what are they?

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Monday, May 21, 2012 12:01 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The FDIC wants you to know that structured CDs carry with them some potential risks traditional CDs don’t share.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 4:11 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

By investing in CDs, savers keep their principal safe — but that won’t get them to retirement.

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Monday, May 14, 2012 5:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The amount of money in CD accounts is at its lowest point in more than 30 years.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:58 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Savers are largely fed up with low CD rates.

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Monday, May 7, 2012 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One Florida bank is offering CD investors a brand-new Mercedes for opening up a $1 million CD.

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