Brokered CD(redirected from Brokered Certificates of Deposit)
A certificate of deposit (CD) that one buys through a brokerage. A bank originates the CD, which a brokerage then buys and sells to its clients, usually in smaller pieces. A brokered CD pays a higher interest rate than most CDs to which a small investor has access, and may be traded. As with all CDs, they are insured by the FDIC.
A certificate of deposit of a commercial bank or savings and loan that is sold through an intermediary (usually a brokerage firm) rather than directly by the savings institution itself. Small investors can frequently obtain rates paid on very large certificates through brokered CDs, which are generally sold in $1,000 units.