The Federal Reserve's quantitative-easing programs have received mixed reviews. One thing that most investors can agree on is that interest rates will ultimately rise from current levels. However, how quickly or how slowly that happens may be a fool's errand.

While a sudden rise in interest rates may be damaging to some companies and a boon to others, reality may not be that dramatic.

In this video, Motley Fool financials analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer give their takes on how they see changes in the yield curve playing out in the future.

With the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates at historically low levels, Annaly (NYSE: NLY) has had to scramble to defend its bottom line. However, there's no question Annaly Capital's double-digit dividend is eye-catching. But can investors count on that payout sticking around? In The Motley Fool's premium research report on Annaly, senior analyst Matt Koppenheffer uncovers the key challenges the company faces and divulges three reasons investors may consider buying it. Simply click here now to claim your copy today! 


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