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It’s Labor Day Weekend – summer is winding down, the now-downgraded Hurricane Hermine is somewhere in the Atlantic, college football season has begun. In other words, I really wasn’t expecting any good deals to pop up during this holiday weekend; I was wrong.
DA’s guest contributor, Charles Rechlin (aka ChasR) posted in the Forum about Ally Bank’s (Ally) limited-time 30-month Select CD (1.50% APY).
I did a Live Chat to confirm the details and learned that:
The 30-month Select CD is available through September 15, 2016.
It’s been almost nine months since EverBank raised the rates on any of its CDs. That changed yesterday, when EverBank increased the rates on 15 Yield Pledge CDs/IRAs, ranging from 6 to 21 basis points.
The most impressive of the increases was a 21 basis point rate hike on the 3-year Yield Pledge CD (1.61% APY).
The minimum opening deposit for any of the Yield Pledge CDs is $1.5K, with no maximum balance cap. The CDs are also available as IRAs (Traditional and Roth) earning the...
UPDATE 8/9/2016: According to CSR, all deposits ($5k minimum) earn 1.26% APY at this time.
I frequently have the opportunity to introduce DA readers to new products, specials, and rate increases. This is one of the rare occasions when I can introduce a new financial institution: Popular Direct, a new internet bank under the aegis of Banco Popular North America.
Popular Direct is offering a variety of CDs (which I will discuss in a separate blog post), and the Popular Direct Savings account, which according to all...
Barclays made several CD rate changes late last week. The 5-year CD rate had a large decline falling 30 basis points to 1.75% APY. However, the shorter terms had rate increases. Barclays’ 1-year CD rate is now quite competitive at 1.25% APY. The full list of rate changes are shown below:
Thanks to DA reader, MidAtlantic, for the Forum...
Last week’s release of the minutes of the Fed’s April meeting indicates a decent chance of a rate hike at the next Fed meeting on June 14-15. This is how economist Tim Duy summed up the minutes in his Fed Watch blog:
In addition to the minutes, comments from Fed officials have been suggesting that a rate hike is definitely on the table in June. However, Tim Duy still thinks there’s a better chance of the Fed postponing the rate hike until July or September.
Changes in both Treasury yields and Fed...
Today’s inflation report increases the chance that we’ll see a Fed rate hike in June. The Labor Department reported that the CPI increased 0.4% in April, above expectations of 0.3%. The core CPI, which excludes energy and food, increased 0.2% which was inline with expectations. The increased chance of a June Fed rate hike doesn’t mean that it’s a good chance. It’s still low. According to this Wall Street Journal article:
On Wednesday the Fed will be releasing the minutes of last month’s FOMC meeting. That may provide hints of what...