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.
"In a bull market, they're called 'investment-grade bonds. In a bear market, they are called 'junk bonds." But regardless of how you label them, the story in the junk bond ETF JNK tells a consistent story. Watch our Interest Rates Pro Service editor give you an important update to the story that he began back in October.