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Published: 14th September 2009 by William Webster

When you make a bank deposit you normally have to wait until the deposit maturity date before you can access your funds and receive interest. This is not always desirable particularly if you need access to your money before the maturity date. CDs help overcome this difficulty.

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What they are. Interest bearing & discounted. Credit risk. The 4 factors that influence interest rate risk. Liquidity. Trading & valuation.