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.

REIT and dividend stock Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) took a big hit today. In this video, Matt tells investors why fears about the Fed gradually allowing interest rates to rise sometime in the near future may be causing many to pull their money out of dividend stocks and into fixed-income investments. He also discusses why this would be a very unFoolish strategy indeed.

The relevant video segment can be found between 4:51 and 5:45.

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

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