Path To Rising Interest Rates May Not Be In The Cards As Fed Pivots On Policy TheStreet and RateWatch Report Top CD Rate Issuers PR Newswire NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --RateWatch, a premier banking data and analytics service owned by TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) reported today that national averages generally remained unchanged at record-low levels. The Federal Reserve last Wednesday surprised economists by stating that it would "increase or reduce" monetary stimulus as needed. Since late 2008, the Federal Reserve has continued to keep the short-term federal funds rate at a range of zero to 0.25%. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130219/NY62571LOGO) (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130102/NY35868LOGO-b) The policy-making statement pivoted from the previous Federal Open Market Committee meeting that had said more central bankers were embracing the idea of scaling back current purchasing programs. "The possibility that the Fed may implement more easing if economic conditions continue to slide suggests that the path to raising interest rates may not yet be in the cards," says Joe Deaux, TheStreet's Economist. "However, Friday's upside surprise jobs report could rekindle the debate to scale back stimulus." NATIONAL AVERAGE RESULTS - $10K This Last week week Money Market 0.11 0.11 1 month CD 0.06 0.06 3 month CD 0.09 0.09 6 month CD 0.15 0.15 1 year CD 0.24 0.24 2 year CD 0.38 0.38 3 year CD 0.51 0.51 4 year CD 0.64 0.64 5 year CD 0.82 0.82 TOP RATE ISSUERS - $10K This is a list of issuers with top interest rates. The issuer's Financial Strength Rating is an independent, unbiased evaluation of quarterly regulatory statements. Institutions are assigned a letter grade of A-E with "A" representing the highest rating based on a review of many aspects of financial safety including capitalization, asset quality, profitability and liquidity. For more information, visit www.weissratings.com/help/what-our-ratings-mean.aspx. Information is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed. Financial Minimum Money Market Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) Mercantil Commercebank, National Association 305-460-8701 C 10000 1.000 www.mercantilcb.com Sallie Mae Bank 801-281-1423 A- 1 0.900 www.salliemaebank.com Ally Bank 877-247-2559 B+ 1 0.840 www.ally.com Financial Minimum 1 Month CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) Carter Bank & Trust 276-632-2901 C+ 2500 0.500 www.carterbankandtrust.com Beal Bank USA 702-598-3500 B- 1000 0.400 www.bealbankusa.com Umbrellabank.com 866-862-7355 C 1000 0.400 www.umbrellabank.com Financial Minimum 3 Month CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) Beal Bank USA 702-598-3500 B- 1000 0.510 www.bealbankusa.com Umbrellabank.com 866-862-7355 C 1000 0.510 www.umbrellabank.com Beal Bank, SSB 469-467-5000 C 1000 0.510 www.bealbank.com Financial Minimum 6 Month CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) Doral Bank 212-584-6820 D- 500 1.000 www.doralbankny.com CapitalSource Bank 888-433-4272 B 10000 0.800 www.capitalsourcebank.com Beal Bank USA 702-598-3500 B- 1000 0.750 www.bealbankusa.com Financial Minimum 1 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) Doral Bank 212-584-6820 D- 500 1.200 www.doralbankny.com Beal Bank USA 786-347-3601 B- 1000 1.110 www.bealbankusa.com CIT Bank 801-412-6800 B+ 1000 1.010 www.bankoncit.com Financial Minimum 2 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) Doral Bank 212-584-6820 D- 500 1.450 www.doralbankny.com VirtualBank 561-776-8860 C+ 10000 1.160 www.virtualbank.com Emigrant Bank 212-850-4521 C+ 1000 1.150 www.emigrant.com Financial Minimum 3 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) First NBC Bank 504-671-3550 B- 10000 1.820 www.firstnbcbank.com Doral Bank 212-584-6820 D- 500 1.550 www.doralbankny.com Community Bank 800-239-9427 C 1000 1.450 www.dodcommunitybank.com Financial Minimum 4 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) Institution for Savings In Newburyport 978-462-3106 B 1 2.000 www.institutionforsavings.com Doral Bank 212-584-6820 D- 500 1.650 www.doralbankny.com Emigrant Bank 212-850-4521 C+ 1000 1.650 www.emigrant.com Financial Minimum 5 Year CD Strength to Earn APY Rating Interest (%) ($) Institution for Savings In Newburyport 978-462-3106 B 1 2.000 www.institutionforsavings.com First NBC Bank 504-671-3550 B- 10000 1.970 www.firstnbcbank.com Doral Bank 212-584-6820 D- 500 1.850 www.doralbankny.com Financial Strength Rating: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Fair, D=Weak, E=Very Weak Plus sign "+" = top of range, Minus sign "-" = bottom of range Data is surveyed weekly with averages calculated each Monday afternoon from RateWatch's unbiased national interest rate survey of over 96,000 financial institution locations across the United States. 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Path To Rising Interest Rates May Not Be In The Cards As Fed Pivots On Policy
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