DEFINITION of 'Fixed-Rate Certificate of Deposit'

A certificate of deposit (CD) which has a set interest rate to be paid throughout the entire lilfe of the investment. There are many types of fixed rate CDs, such as liquid CDs, brokered CDs, callable CDs and traditional CDs.

BREAKING DOWN 'Fixed-Rate Certificate of Deposit'

This a great investment for receiving the security of knowing exactly what you are going to get in the end. It is great for the conservative investor who still wants a bit of choice in how the investment is coordinated.

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