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.
Make no mistake: The bond market can be just as risky as the stock market. Yet, many global participants in the credit markets are complacent. Now is the time to learn about the "walking dead" or "zombie" firms.