Online Savings Rate and Online Money Market Rate Report for July 13, 2016

Online savings account rates and money market account rates have been stable the past month as bond yields plummetted. This week, the best variable deposit rates are just above 1.00 percent. The top savings rate is at 1.08 percent and the top money market rate is 1.11 percent.

The Brexit vote to leave the European Union is the catalyst for tumbling bond yields across the globe. 10 year Japanese and German bond yields are actually negative. The 10 year Japanese Treasury is yielding a negative 0.285 percent and the 10 year German Bund is yielding a negative 0.127 percent.

Yields in the U.S. are slightly higher but have declined sharply in the past month. 1o year U.S. bond yields are currently at 1.47 percent. 10 year U.S. Bond yields hit an all-time record low of 1.36 percent just last week.

Deposit rates were supposed to increase in 2016 after almost a decade of low rates but is yet to happen this year. A higher federal funds rate is what is needed to have higher deposit rates. The Federal Open Market Committee increased the fed funds rate by 0.25 percent in December 2015 but hasn't done any more increases.

The Brexit vote has created uncertainty for the markets and as a result, it's unlikely the Fed will increase the rate in 2016. The CME Group's Fed Watch Tool is predicting only about a 30 percent likelihood of another fed funds rate hike by December 2016. Check our rate listings to find the best deposit rates currently available: Best Deposit Rates.


Author: Brian McKay
July 13th, 2016