CDs - Which are the best?
Bank CD rates, highest yield CDs and certificate of deposit interest rates.
Comparing interest rates and compounding methods on different CDs can be confusing. The annualized percentage yield (APY) takes both into consideration and makes comparison much easier.
CD Rates Advice
New 2-year CD pops to top of our national rankings
Don’t invest a cent until you've checked out our rankings of the best-paying 2-year CDs. Earn up to 1.26% with our leading nationally available returns and 1.75% if you can qualify for one of our favorite local deals.
April 19th 2014
Return on I Bonds set to jump this spring
The yield on these popular U.S. Savings Bonds should pay more than all but the best certificates of deposit when rates reset next month.
April 15th 2014
Earn up to 2% with April's best 3-year CD rates
We've scoured the country to find the best local and nationally available deals on these popular certificates of deposit. Don't settle for average returns that pay half this much -- or less.
April 12th 2014
Pocket up to 1.50% with our leading 1-year CD rates
Take advantage of the best local and nationally available deals on 12-month CDs. All of the banks in our new rankings pay more than four times the national average on these popular certificates of deposit.
April 5th 2014
Leading 5-year CD rates bounce back to 2.5%
Why not benefit from one of the top-paying deals we've found on 5-year certificates of deposit? Returns are definitely on the rise. We haven't seen rates like this in more than two years.
April 3rd 2014
Spring's top deals pay up to 1.1% on 6-month CDs
The Federal Reserve could start raising short-term interest rates as soon as April 2015. But for now, we're stuck with an average 6-month CD rate of just 0.14% APY. With returns that low, can you afford to settle for average?
March 22nd 2014
Co-leader in 6-month CD rates makes big cuts
The big news in CDs comes out of California today, where one of our top-paying banks dropped its rates on 3-month, 6-month, 1-year and 2-year CDs. That's too bad because Pacific Mercantile Bank has often offered savers some of the best nationally available returns.
7 mistakes to avoid when investing in CDs
CD investment mistakes can cost you money and time. But these losses aren't inevitable if you know what to look for.
Lousy CD rates will squeeze savers again in 2014
We discovered how low CD rates could go in 2013. Now it seems we're stuck with these pathetic returns for the upcoming year. But here's how savvy savers can position themselves to profit when rates finailly start rising.
PenFed wows with a 60-month CD that pays 3.04%
Pentagon Federal Credit Union is doing something we haven't seen in more than two years: It's offering a 60-month CD that pays more than 3% APY.