CD rates Blog

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:14 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Young workers may be scarred by the financial crisis, but using CDs to save for retirement in your 20s is a bad idea, especially with CD rates at historic lows.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Buying a CD from a local community bank could have a more direct impact on your local economy than buying a CD from a national bank.

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Monday, November 19, 2012 2:15 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Ultra-low CD rates and normal inflation mean money socked away in CDs will have much less buying power buy the time it’s ready to spend.

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Friday, November 16, 2012 5:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates vary a lot across the country. Though rate decisions are based on a number of factors, it all comes down to whether the bank needs more deposits.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

While I bonds with a zero percent base rate aren’t exactly amazing, they do one thing many CDs can’t right now: keep up with inflation.

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Friday, November 9, 2012 1:55 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Over a third of Americans say CDs and savings accounts are the safest places to stash cash in today’s economy.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:23 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

To help victims of Superstorm Sandy solve a different kind of liquidity crisis, many banks are offering CD investors breaks on early withdrawal penalties.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:45 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If you hold a 10-year CD to maturity, it’s probably not a good deal, but an early withdrawal may boost yield.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:08 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Liquid CDs allow depositors to access part or all of their money before the CD matures, but today’s low rates make them unappealing.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:24 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

CD auctions may offer a few extra points of yield at the cost of being more complicated and time-consuming than conventional CD buying.

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