Structured CDs seemed to come out of nowhere. But they quickly became, arguably, the hottest products in the bank channel.

Sometimes called market-linked CDs, or equity-linked CDs, these products have displayed amazing growth over the last several years. They belong to the family of products collectively known as "structured investments," which also includes esoteric products like reverse convertibles, buffered return enhanced notes and reverse exchangeables. As such, many banks chose to keep these seemingly complicated and risky products out of their shops.

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