Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Certificates of Deposits (CD’s)

Certificates of Deposit let savers lock in a set interest rate for a certain amount of time. Unlike Certificates of Deposit, most ordinary online savings accounts might pay a competitive current yield right now, but savers are exposed to the fluctuations in interest rates.

For example if you had a two year time horizon for your savings and you expected interest rates to increase significantly then opening a high-yield online savings account could be a better deal than locking your money for a fixed term Certificate of Deposit.
If you expected interest rates to decline over the next few years however, then locking in a higher interest rate today in a CD would be a much better strategy.

Both accounts are insured from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for up to $250,000 per individual.

You could view the best interest rates on CD’s on this page.

Dobromir Stoyanov

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