CD rates Blog

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 5:46 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In a testy exchange at a Senate hearing, one senator accused the Federal Reserve of throwing savers “under the bus.” But is the Fed to blame for low CD rates?

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates are still depressingly low, but CDs have other lovable features.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:37 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

If you’re not comparison shopping for CDs, you’re losing out. There’s a big gap between average rates and the best available.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:13 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Savers who only use CDs and savings vehicles may lose purchasing power due to inflation. But there are ways to make sure your dollar is always worth a dollar.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:20 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates tend to be higher in areas bustling with economic activity. If that doesn’t describe your area, don’t despair — go online.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:56 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Large banks lag behind small banks when it comes to CD rates, according to a new report.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:36 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The opposite side of today’s low CD rate coin can be found in the ’80s when interest rates were high — on everything.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:35 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Seeking higher CD rates overseas may seem like a good idea, but it will probably be self-defeating.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:35 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Picking the best savings vehicle for your situation requires looking at all manner of threats to your money. Some are transparent while others are hidden. For instance, buying a certificate of deposit guarantees that a saver will earn a stated interest rate over a known period of time. On the surface, the trade-off involves locking

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:37 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Investors who profited from Allen Stanford’s CD Ponzi scheme got some bad news Monday. They’ll have to pay their CD yields back. From David Lee at Courthouse News Service: Hundreds of investors who earned interest on the phony certificates of deposit in R. Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme cannot keep those profits, a federal judge ruled.

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