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.
You know what junk bonds are, but there are tiers of investment-grade bonds that are just above that lower threshold. And when you look at the spread between them, an interesting picture emerges. Watch our monthly Global Market Perspective contributor, Murray Gunn, explain more.