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CDs back in fashion for low-risk yield A certificate of deposit is an attractive option for retirees who need yield from their investments as they pose no risk to the principal, with accounts up to $250,000 protected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, according to CNN Money. CDs can also generate return without taking on extra risk, as two-year CDs can be sold with an annual percentage yield of 1.25%, higher than the expected yield from current two-year Treasury rates. Retirees can also get 1.45% yield for three-year CDs, or more than 2% for five-year CDs. --CNN Money
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