7 Great Dividends for 2012

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

Editor's note: This video was made before GE announced its dividend increase, which will put the company's yield slightly above 4% at its current price, starting on Jan. 25.

In today's edition, Andrew and Brendan give us a preview of seven of the best and most sustainable large-cap dividend stocks for 2012.

We think all seven of these stocks provide a great opportunity to generate income for your portfolio into 2012 and beyond, but if you're looking for some other great high-yielders, The Motley Fool has compiled a special free report outlining our 11 favorite dividend paying stocks. It's called "Secure Your Future With 11 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your complimentary copy today at no cost! Just click here to discover the winners we've picked.

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