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, September 4, 2013 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors willing to shop the highest national CD rates can earn yields higher than the corresponding Treasury maturity.

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Monday, August 26, 2013 3:38 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A long-shot currency-linked CD bets that four emerging market currencies will do better than the dollar over five years. Is it worth the risk?

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Friday, August 9, 2013 5:29 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A research firm predicts that CD rates will gradually rise between now and mid-2014, starting with longer-term maturities and working back toward short-term.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:22 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Are CD rates finally on the rise? Don’t bank on it.

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Friday, July 5, 2013 10:23 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The U.S. could be coming to the beginning of the end of very low CD rates. There are a few places to park your money safely until interest rates go up.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 9:48 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

After years of steady declines, have CD rates finally bottomed out? Rising Treasury yields may hold the answer.

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Friday, June 7, 2013 2:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates are so low a worm couldn’t crawl under them, particularly in Pittsburgh, which boasted the lowest CD rates in the country for the month of May.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:43 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The only reason to buy a CD these days is for the piggy bank function. It keeps savers from spending money but doesn’t offer a lot in returns.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:36 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In the weird world of prolonged near-zero interest rates, the premium banks used to pay CD investors to lock up their money is disappearing.

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Monday, May 13, 2013 4:55 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates plumbed new depths in April. Rates varied though. Savers in Cincinnati had access to CD rates half a percent higher than people in Pittsburgh.

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