When I was a child, my mom always used to tell me to go play outside. I went outside, picked up a stick in the woods, and could play for hours with my friends and our newly found treasure!
Now, as an adult, I notice that having fun has, somehow, become much more expensive. All my friends buy stuff to have fun.
In recent years, bond yields have gone from the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. In most of Europe and Japan, negative yields have been introduced and bonds are now in an unforeseen territory. There is now over $11.7 TRILLION dollars worth of bonds with negative yields out there and, surprisingly, there are always buyers for them.
To get this straight, you would now need to pay someone to lend them your money.