Unformatted text preview:  Variable-rate CDsUnlike traditional CDs that pay a fixed rate of interest, a variable rate CD or index based CD is tied to the outcome of a market index. The interest you earn at maturity is based on the percentage gain (or loss) to the final Index value. These certificates of deposit can be tied to a bond or stock index or a reference rate like the Treasury bills, Prime Rate or the Consumer Price Index.  Add-on CDsThese are fixed or variable rate CDs to which you can make additional deposits. There can be restrictions, such as a minimum deposit that can be made to the account.  Zero-coupon CDThese certificates of deposit are issued at a substantial discount from the face amount of the CD. Typically the maturity terms are much longer, 15 to 20 years, which results in the discounted price. Zero coupon CDs do not pay interest until the maturity date....
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