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In an uncertain market, dividend paying stocks tend to be a good choice (provided the dividend is secure). The yield tends to support the stock price.

Plus with many buying fixed income investments or yield stocks these days, prices are being bid up (and yields are gradually declining) making them an even more attractive investment while we wait for the economy to settle down a bit.

Rising value of yield stocks means declining yield, but that is counter to what should happen due to threats of inflation caused by huge deficits around the globe. But people are bidding up US yield investments anyway as they seem to be some of the safest around--compared to whatever else is available.

Yields seem to be exploding in Italy and Greece, but you may very well not get your principal back or only some rather than all. And then you have the currency exchange risk. Which currency will be devalued most? And what about gold or commodities, or are they already over valued.

Utility stocks can be conservative, sleep well investments in this environment.
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