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Certificates of deposit

certificates of deposit (CDs)

Bonds issued by banks and savings and loan associations to individual investors. CDs have terms ranging from a few months to several years; in general, the longer the term, the higher the interest rate that they bear. At the expiration of the term, investors may withdraw both the principal and the accrued interest. Penalties are imposed for early withdrawal.


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