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, 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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Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates fell everywhere last year. Some states saw big declines in rates in 2012, while others experienced only small drops, according to a recent study.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:36 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD and money market account rates are nothing to write home about, but both offer some advantages to savers.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:02 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A debt ceiling crisis would likely do serious and lasting damage to the U.S. economy, but it might have a silver lining for savers: higher CD rates.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 11:20 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Credit unions offer savers a few advantages over banks including higher CD rates and lower rates on loans.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 4:10 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

CDs aren’t earning much more than savings accounts right now, but they can help you save for future fun.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:47 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Are you going to save more in 2013? Don’t discount CDs — they’re safe, earn interest and the penalty for breaking in early helps keeps the money in the bank.

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