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.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Unless you’re starting with a vast fortune, the interest paid on a certificate of deposit at today’s rates won’t be worth a hill of beans. Actually, it’s possible that a hill of beans might be out of your price range if you’re investing only in CDs. That’s because CD rates have been on a downward

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Monday, September 23, 2013 12:38 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Are you saving or investing? When you expect to earn a positive return, consider these factors.

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Monday, September 16, 2013 11:40 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

What should you consider when using callable CDs in a rising-yield environment?

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:39 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study finds minority-owned banks tend to offer higher-than-average CD rates, especially on shorter-term CDs.

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Monday, September 9, 2013 5:57 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

What’s the difference between a ladder and barbell CD portfolio, and which is right for you?

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors willing to shop the highest national CD rates can earn yields higher than the corresponding Treasury maturity.

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Monday, August 26, 2013 3:38 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A long-shot currency-linked CD bets that four emerging market currencies will do better than the dollar over five years. Is it worth the risk?

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Friday, August 9, 2013 5:29 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A research firm predicts that CD rates will gradually rise between now and mid-2014, starting with longer-term maturities and working back toward short-term.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:22 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Are CD rates finally on the rise? Don’t bank on it.

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Friday, July 5, 2013 10:23 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The U.S. could be coming to the beginning of the end of very low CD rates. There are a few places to park your money safely until interest rates go up.

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