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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 4:23 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CDs are a savings rate investment that make people feel good. Like a bond they have a coupon and maturity but unlike bonds they are understood by nearly everyone who invests in them. That’s one aspect that makes them very attractive. Besides their simplistic design, the FDIC guarantee makes them a sweet deal for risk-averse

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Friday, May 14, 2010 11:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CDs can be an attractive place to park some cash — when interest rates aren’t making a mockery of savers’ attempts to beat inflation. Be that as it may, CDs do offer convenience and an easy return on your money, plus your investment is backed up by the FDIC. Before investing in a CD, buyers

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Savers searching for yield and soured on low CD rates sometimes choose to park their money in a bond fund. More risky than CDs, bond funds can offer improved yields but without the safety of the FDIC guarantee to principal. “There is always a downside — Coca-Cola or McDonald’s is not as safe as the

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Brokered CDs allow investors to take advantage of higher CD rates anywhere in the country. Brokerages sell newly issued CDs as well as certificates of deposits on the secondary market. That means that if you buy a three-year CD with a 2 percent yield for $1,000 and then want to get out of it, you

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates have languished for years now and antsy investors desperate for decent yields and anticipating rising interest rates may be considering rising-rate CDs as the answer to their prayers. Whether or not they are the right product for you depends on how much you’re willing to pay for convenience. Donald Cummings Jr., managing partner

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