Thursday, June 15, 2017 EST

BOND MARKET FEATURES:
* Treasury Bond Yield Curve Chart
* Treasury Bond Yields
* Municipal Bond Yields
* Corporate Bond Yields
* Certificate of Deposit (CD) Rates

 

(1) BOND YIELD CURVE CHART

One click quick access to Treasury Bond Yield Curve Chart.

A yield curve is a line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates. The most frequently reported yield curve compares the three-month, two-year, five-year and 30-year U.S. Treasury debt. This yield curve is used as a benchmark for other debt in the market, such as mortgage rates or bank lending rates, and it is also used to predict changes in economic output and growth.

The shape of the yield curve indicates the cumulative priorities of all lenders relative to a particular borrower, (such as the US Treasury or the Treasury of Japan) or the priorities of a single lender relative to all possible borrowers. With other factors held equal, lenders will prefer to have funds at their disposal, rather than at the disposal of a third party. The interest rate is the "price" paid to convince them to lend. As the term of the loan increases, lenders demand an increase in the interest received. In addition, lenders may be concerned about future circumstances, e.g. a potential default (or rising rates of inflation), so they demand higher interest rates on long-term loans than they demand on shorter-term loans to compensate for the increased risk.

(2) BOND YIELDS

Bond Yields on Treasury Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Corporate Bonds. There are many places online to trade bonds. One of the best sites is Fidelity Investments. There are no trading costs to buy or sell Bonds or CDs through Fidelity Investments.

* Treasury Bond Yields
* Municipal Bond Yields
* Corporate Bond Yields

(3) CD RATES

Certificate of Deposit (CD) Rates that shows the national average CD Rate and High Yield CD Rates. You can find High Rate CDs from places such as Ally Bank, EverBank, and Fidelity Investments.

* National Average Rate
* High Rate CD Rates

 
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