CD rates Blog

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

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

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Does anyone have a CD ladder at this point? As Claes Bell adroitly pointed out earlier this week, CDs aren’t winning any popularity contests. With yields as low as they are, have been and will continue to be, savers have headed for greener pastures in terms of yield or liquidity. In more typical interest rate

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:57 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study shows record low CD rates and a shaky job market have pushed a lot investors out of CDs …

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 11:41 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The saga of R. Allen Stanford and his certificate of deposit Ponzi scheme is coming to a close – at least one part of it, anyway: the trial and conviction. On Tuesday, a Texas jury found Stanford guilty of 13 out of 14 criminal charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, obstruction of an SEC proceeding and

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