CD rates Blog

Monday, April 30, 2012 4:57 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Are “death puts” a way to get long-term CD rates without locking heirs in?

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 1:34 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The group in charge of monetary policy at the Federal Reserve met this week for the third time this year.

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Monday, April 23, 2012 12:41 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Fed is keeping rates low to benefit the wider economy, but there’s another big beneficiary: banks.

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Monday, April 9, 2012 4:28 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

An expert says CD rates and the savers who depend on them were just another casualty of the Great Recession.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A new report shows that long-term CD rates have risen slightly in a handful of states.

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Monday, April 2, 2012 5:06 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The factors banks use to set CD rates are complicated, but they all come back to one thing: the condition of the overall U.S. economy.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Annual percentage yield makes it easier for savers to compare CDs. The frequency of interest payments can impact APY.

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Monday, March 26, 2012 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Make sure you know what a bank will charge to cash out a CD early. Some banks can take far more than current returns.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

High-yield checking accounts could be more rewarding to savers than CDs.

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Monday, March 19, 2012 3:49 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One veteran financial columnist suggests readers would be better off buying a high-mileage car than a CD.

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