The following video is from Thursday's installment of The Motley Fool's Financials show, in which analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson highlight for investors the most important stock news from the financial sector.

Despite a couple of down days for the market, insurer MetLife (NYSE:MET) was able to buck the trend and rise even higher today. In this video, David tells investors why the market's fears that interest rates may soon be rising didn't impact MetLife, and why the insurer's portfolio is well-suited to a higher interest-rate environment.

The relevant video segment can be found between 4:06 and 4:51.

For the full video of today's Financials show, click here.

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