rates, but want
Given current market volatility, a CD ladder might be the right solution.
CD ladder provides access to a portion of your funds every year.
Reduces interest rate risk by offering regular opportunities to reinvest your cash.
steps to build a CD ladder
5 year CD ladder: a simple example
total investment = $25,000
In this example, you can withdraw $5,000 plus interest earned annually as your CDs mature.
potential interest earned after [term] years:
The above calculations are based on your initial investment amount and today’s rates. Rates of future CD rollovers will reflect current market conditions at that time.
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A CD ladder is a savings strategy that invests your savings across multiple CDs with staggered maturity dates. When each CD term ends, funds are reinvested in CDs with longer maturities, providing higher interest rates.
CD laddering allows you to invest money in both short-term and long-term CDs so that you can benefit from higher earnings while having greater access to your funds. Benefits include:
- Access to longer-term rates
- Increased funds availability
- Limited interest rate risk
Building a CD ladder is easy. Follow these 3 simple steps:
1. Divide your total investment across multiple CDs with different maturity terms.
2. At Maturity of each CD, roll over your earnings into the longest-term CD within your ladder.
3. After the 1st rollover, CDs will automatically renew for the same term at maturity.
At maturity of each CD, to maintain the CD ladder you should reinvest earnings into the longest-term CD within your ladder.