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Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - CD Rates

Casting a wider net may pay when you shop for CD, savings, and money market rates

February 9, 2011

Changes in how FDIC insurance premiums are assessed could help small banks at the expense of larger ones, resulting in better rates from smaller banks.

Will the Fed fiddle while inflation burns?

February 7, 2011

A recent surge in Treasury yields, fueled by inflation concerns, makes the Fed's quantitative easing policy seem out of step.

Attitude is everything: Savings and money market rates held back by tepid business optimism

February 2, 2011

New business optimism could help push bank rates higher, but after some improvement, this indicator seems to be stuck in a rut. What's holding deposit rates back?

Shock waves from Egypt reach the US

January 31, 2011

Unrest in Egypt has already had an impact on U.S. financial markets, and the potential effects may be especially hard on bank depositors.

Time to close the Fed window a little?

January 24, 2011

Low Federal Reserve fund rates have helped banks but hurt depositors; it might be time to even things up a little.

The latest import from China: inflation

January 12, 2011

Find out what Chinese inflation means to you--and your savings or money market accounts

Add deficit reduction to the list of priorities waiting for improvement in employment

January 3, 2011

Read about what your savings have to gain--or lose--from decisions about deficit reduction

What to make of a dip in consumer confidence

December 29, 2010

Find out what the recent dip in consumer confidence may mean for your savings, CD, and money market rates.

Does the surge in CD bonds mean better rates on the horizon?

December 8, 2010

Interest rates on bonds have made a move upward; will CDs, savings accounts, and money market accounts follow?

A sigh of relief: Oil prices take a step back (for now)

November 24, 2010

Read about a potential threat to CDs, savings, and money market accounts that has started to back off -- for the time being.
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