Are CDs a Good Investment in 2023?

Rising interest rates have given a lift to CD rates, making these higher-yielding savings accounts appealing to investors.

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At its last policy meeting in July, the Federal Reserve raised the target for the federal funds rate, a key overnight bank lending rate, to a range of 5.25% to 5.50%. It was the 11th rate hike since March 2022 as part of the central bank's campaign to reduce inflation to 2%. While this makes borrowing money more expensive, it also increases the annual percentage yield (APY) you could get on a savings account or certificate of deposit (CD).  

Is now a good time to invest in CDs? Here's a look at the advantages and disadvantages.

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Seychelle Thomas
Contributing Writer

Seychelle is a seasoned financial professional turned personal finance writer. She’s passionate about empowering people to make smart financial decisions by combining 10 years of finance industry experience with solid research and a wealth of knowledge. Seychelle is also a Nav-certified credit and lending expert who has explored money topics such as debt consolidation, budgeting, credit, and lending in her work for publications including GOBankingRates, LendEDU, and Credible.