Unformatted text preview: rates. For example, in mid-2004, interest rates were expected to rise, many banks and credit unions began to offer CDs with a "bump-up" feature. These allow for a single readjustment of the interest rate, at a time of the consumer's choosing, during the term of the CD. Sometimes, CDs that are indexed to the stock market, the bond market, or other indices are introduced. A few general guidelines for interest rates are: A larger principal should receive a higher interest rate, but may not. A longer term will usually receive a higher interest rate, except in the case of an inverted yield curve (i.e. preceding a recession) Smaller institutions tend to offer higher interest rates than larger ones. Personal CD accounts generally receive higher interest rates than business CD accounts. Banks and credit unions that are not insured by the FDIC or NCUA generally offer higher interest rates....
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