Are Rising Interest Rates a Welcome Change?

With all the speculation surrounding the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy tapering and its future impact on interest rates, the market has focused on rising rates as a negative event. But this summer's moderate rise in rates proved that some positive effects can result from higher interest rates.

In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling will focus on these positive developments, as reported by American International Group and MetLife . She'll also highlight a better way to focus on the coming transition that will help you keep your stress levels down.

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Banks are at the forefront of the concerns surrounding interest rates, though like the insurance companies, several bank executives have expressed a desire for the transition to happen sooner than later. The financial crisis has left plenty of investors weary of the banks' positions in the market, and the current squeeze on interest rates aren't helping. But the sector has one notable stand-out. In a sea of mismanaged and dangerous peers, it rises above as "The Only Big Bank Built to Last." You can uncover the top pick that Warren Buffett loves in The Motley Fool's new report. It's free, so click here to access it now.

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