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Protecting Your Portfolio From the Fed

By Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:29AM

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The Fed can have a huge impact on the stock market. Should this be a consideration for all of your investments?

While the low interest rate environment has surely been welcomed by some, banks and insurance companies are increasingly being hurt by the low yield investment environment. With interest rates having been at rock-bottom levels for years now, some investors are wondering if they need to protect their portfolios from drastic changes in Fed policy.

In this video, Motley Fool financials analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss whether or not investors should consider Fed policy before they make an investment, and they tell listeners about the two companies they like in any rate environment. 

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