In this segment of The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss the long-term sustainability of the mortgage insurance industry.

Matt highlights the inherent riskiness of the operations, but notes the potential for continued success in the short term.

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