Imagine if I made you an offer to give me $1000 today for the promise that I will give you back $925 in 10 years. Would you accept? No way! Right? Well, if you are invested in funds that have investing guidelines in which they must buy bonds, then you are lending money out with negative interest rates.
Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, are all issuing bonds with negative interest rates, and fund managers could be buying them with investors’ money (depending on guidelines). $15 trillion already invested. Amazing, right???