Bonds are boring. They are the beige minivan of the investment world. Yet, bond yields (which move inversely to prices) are hugely important. They determine lots of things: from how much companies and governments pay to borrow money -- to the rate you get on your mortgage. To help you navigate the complex world of interest rates, here are some free resources.
Ironically, financial markets are most risky when they appear to be the least so. With that in mind, let's sift through some "junk," with the aid of this chart.