Question by  colleen (32)

Are US savings bond series "EE" a good investment?


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

You'll have to define 'good'. They are a very safe way to invest and accordingly the return or interest rate is rather low. There are alos Series I Savings Bonds available that are indexed to the CPI. Spend some time on treasury dot gov and look at historical rates for Savings Bonds.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Generally, they are not. This is because an "EE" savings bond has a 2-4% rate of return. The stock market, over the past 70 years, has averaged an 8% rate of return. Even many certificates of deposit, insured by the FDIC, earn a 2-5% rate of return.

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