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Bonds (Corporate or Government) are different from the general lending interest rate. The Fed does not set the rates for Bonds, even Treasury bonds, only the market for US Government debt can do that. So, on the one hand I can see how the dropping general interest rate might send people towards bonds -- may as well keep the money safe while getting a pittance of interest rather than have it exposed to bank failure and still getting the same pittance. But that's not a "good" thing for older people. As I said, the older set depends on interest for more of their income than the active working population. This is going to hurt them, though they must have at least partially adapted to low rates by now... it's been more than a decade since we had rates over 3 percent.

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