We might as well get used to it; rates are likely to stay lower for longer.
All around the world, there are around $17 trillion in assets "offering" negative yield, which is to say whatever government you're financing promises to give most of your money back at maturity.
Investors are seeking the return of their money rather than return on their money.
Here in the United States, the president is pounding the table for lower interest rates to boost the economy; the Fed is speculating openly about a global slowdown and a protracted trade war.
Same old, same old.
The only ones that even hint of something different are the "permabears" – you know, the folks who always talk about doom, gloom, and the end of the world.