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Basic Guides for CDs

Indexed bank CDs and variable-rate CDs

MoneyRates Team

Curious how indexed or variable-rate certificates of deposit (CDs) work? Here are some essential facts on these unique accounts.

IRA CDs: Low risk, reliable rewards

Andrew Freiburghouse

An IRA that contains certificates of deposit (CDs) can offer investors some much-needed protection from the stock market -- a particularly attractive feature for those nearing retirement age.

FDIC Insurance Limits: Protecting Deposits When Banks Fail

Gina Pogol

Make certain that your deposits are fully covered by learning the answers to these common questions on FDIC insurance.

Comparing CDs and money market accounts

Karen Lawson

CDs and money market accounts can both help protect your long- and short-term savings, providing security and even competitive yields -- if you're willing to shop around.

How to compare CD rates

Richard Barrington

Interest rates are important when you're shopping for a CD, but there are some things to keep in mind before you select an account based on its rate.

Certificate of deposit (CD) primer

Richard Barrington

With many types of certificates of deposit (CDs) now available, finding the highest CD rates requires some knowledge of the market.