Why are bond yields so low?

I was reading an article about the plunge in interest rates on junk bonds and wondered, are bond rates low, and if so, why? I looked at AAA-rated Corporate Bonds (the highest-quality) and BAA-rated Corporate Bonds (medium-grade) as rated by Moody’s Investors Service, as that data was most readily available,

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Received my invite for Simple

It’s been over two years since I signed up, but I finally received my invite for Simple (formerly BankSimple). Two years ago, I was fresh out of banking and excited by the prospect of an online-only competitor that would simplify the mess that banking has turned into. The idea is

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Top posts of 2011

Pacific Northwest-Coast Bias had a great year. But what articles did readers enjoy the most? 5.  Redmond is the most expensive Washington city to live in РWere you like me and thought Bellevue was the most expensive city in Washington? 4. US Debt-to-GDP RatioРDeservedly, the US got downgraded

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