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
Summer's best 3-year CD rates start at over 2%
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.
July 25th 2014
5 things you should know about target date funds
Put your retirement plan on auto pilot with a target date fund, which automatically rebalances your portfolio over time.
July 21st 2014
Pocket up to 1.30% with July's leading 1-year CDs
You've got to take advantage of the best local and nationally available deals on 12-month CDs. All of these banks and credit unions pay at least four times more the national average on these popular certificates of deposit.
July 18th 2014
July's top deals pay up to 1.1% on 6-month CDs
Don't get stuck with an average 6-month CD paying just 0.15% APY. We've scoured the country to find the best local and national deals on these popluar, short-term certificates of deposit.
July 11th 2014
Top 5-year CD rates roll clock back to 2011
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, and we know where to look for the best local and nationally available rates.
July 2nd 2014
Leading 2-year CDs pay four times average rate
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 1.55% if you can qualify for one of our favorite local deals.
I Bond return jumps to 1.94%
The yield on these popular U.S. Savings Bonds will pay more than all but the best certificates of deposit over the next six months.
Where to find higher yields
The Federal Reserve seems determined to hold CD rates at record lows for at least the next 18 months -- maybe longer. So why not consider one of these options to boost your annual returns to 3%, 5% or even more.
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.