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THE CURRENT CD QUANDARY: Today’s yields can’t beat inflation.

Scott McClatchey, CFP®
SIU Credit Union Investment Services

CD investors are effectively losing money. According to Market Rates Insight, a research firm tracking bank rates, annualized inflation has surpassed long-term certificate of deposit rates since February. In April, 12-month inflation hit 3.16% while the highest-yielding 5-year callable CD on the market offered a 2.4% interest rate. May’s Consumer Price Index put annualized inflation at 3.6%; as of mid-June, the highest-yielding nationally available 5-year CD was at 3.05% APY.1,2,3

Still, the Federal Reserve found that almost $9 trillion of American wealth was held in CDs, bank accounts and various FDIC-insured products as of April.4

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Free Seminar: 9 Mistakes to Avoid for a Successful Retirement.

Join SIU CU Investment Services‘ CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Jeff Rose as he discusses the key to a financially successful retirement.The free seminar is 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 at 395 N. Giant City Road, Carbondale. Lunch will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, contact Lisa at 618-549-8621.

Visit our new Investment Services webpage to learn what  Jeff Rose CFP®, can do for you. Click here to visit the new web page.

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