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.
Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

When interest rates increase, rates on certificates of deposit will follow. Will you be ready?

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In order to avoid an unpleasant surprise, read the fine print in your CD account agreement and keep track of the dates of maturing CDs.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:07 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Low CD rates have forced savers to take on more risk in the search for yield. But some risks may not be worth taking. Are market-linked CDs worth it?

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Does the economy or the Federal Reserve set CD rates? Let’s look at the evidence.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 11:07 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates vary across the country. Find out which cities have the highest rates on one-year CDs and five-year CDs.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Buying a CD through a brokerage may lead to higher CD rates. Be sure to understand the complexities of the deal though.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 1:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Since December 2008, interest rates set by the central bank have been virtually zero, leading to low CD rates and even lower savings account and money market account rates.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The megabanks, Chase, Bank of America and so on, typically have little incentive to pay high CD rates.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Besides the banking regulations governing the number of transactions allowed in savings and money market accounts and minimum early withdrawal penalties on CDs, there is a huge amount of variation between banking products.

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Friday, February 6, 2015 1:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Last week’s meeting of the Fed was generally interpreted as bullish on the economy and bolstered confidence that an interest rate increase could indeed come this year.

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