What is a high yield CD?

Answer Certificates of deposit (CDs) provide a relatively safe alternative to investing in equity or bond markets by investing a specified amount of money for a defined period of time. During the time th... Read More »

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What Is a High Yield High Risk Certificate?

Traditional certificates of deposit (CDs) offered by banks are not particularly risky. However, there are certificates that carry risk and therefore a higher yield.

What is a high-yield, high-risk certificate?

An issuing bank of long-term, up to 20 years, or high-yield CD may choose to terminate the CD after only one year or longer, not the investor. This can give the investor higher risk. If interest ra... Read More »

What is high yield?

High yield is a term applied to certain types of investments--especially bonds, stocks and mutual funds--that are thought to have a large financial return in relation to their purchase price. Typic... Read More »

What Is High Yield Interest?

High yield interest is an above-market rate of interest intended to compensate investors for the increased financial risk to their investment. High yield interest is paid by bonds that are also kno... Read More »