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.
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, CFA · 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, CFA · 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, CFA · 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, CFA · 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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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Owners of long-term CDs that mature now are in for a shock. There aren’t many low-risk options that offer yields that beat inflation.

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Friday, October 12, 2012 5:53 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In September, the highest one-year CD rate was 0.45 percent, the lowest was 0.14 percent. Learn more at Bankrate.com.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:52 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Bankrate’s weekly interest rate survey revealed that the average five-year jumbo CD yield hit a new low this week. It’s now less than 1 percent.

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