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, May 23, 2012 2:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A Chilean bank announced this month that it will sell Yankee CDs from its New York branch. But what are they?

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Monday, May 21, 2012 12:01 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The FDIC wants you to know that structured CDs carry with them some potential risks traditional CDs don’t share.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 4:11 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

By investing in CDs, savers keep their principal safe — but that won’t get them to retirement.

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Monday, May 14, 2012 5:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The amount of money in CD accounts is at its lowest point in more than 30 years.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:58 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Savers are largely fed up with low CD rates.

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Monday, May 7, 2012 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One Florida bank is offering CD investors a brand-new Mercedes for opening up a $1 million CD.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:49 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It’s hard not to find the current savings situation irritating. Banks broke the financial system taking on excessive risk, got a bailout and can now pay dividends to shareholders but depositors are still paid nothing.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 4:57 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Are “death puts” a way to get long-term CD rates without locking heirs in?

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 1:34 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The group in charge of monetary policy at the Federal Reserve met this week for the third time this year.

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Monday, April 23, 2012 12:41 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Fed is keeping rates low to benefit the wider economy, but there’s another big beneficiary: banks.

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