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
Best 3-year CD rates pay up to 1.71% nationally
The best nationally available 36-month CD rate is 1.70% APY, and there are lots of local deals on these popular certificates of deposit that pay as much as 2.33%. Don't settle for less when investing your money.
Best national 1-year CD rates pay 1.31%
The best nationally available return on 12-month CDs is at 1.31%. But local deals from credit unions and community banks are paying up to 5% right now — and that's where to put your money.
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The savviest savers know how to squeeze every drop of earnings from their certificates of deposit, and this is how they'll do it as interest rates rise over the next several years.
Best national 2-year CD rates stand at 1.52%
Don't invest a cent until you've checked out our rankings of the best-paying 2-year certificates of deposit. We've found local deals paying up to 2.25% and nationally available returns of up to 1.52% APY.
Top national 6-month CD rates pay 0.93%
With the best 6-month CD rates now paying nearly 1%, there's no reason to settle for an average return. We've scoured the country to find the best local and national deals on these popular short-term certificates of deposit.
Top national 5-year CD rates pay 2.27%
The best nationally available return is 2.27% APY, while the top local deal pays 3.05% APY. Will savings rates start moving higher next year?
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With the Federal Reserve finally ready to push interest rates higher over the next few years, a new era of rising returns is upon us. Will you be ready to profit from that?
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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.