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The Fed is hot to raise interest rates which means that stock prices will probably be under pressure for years, perhaps decades to come.

People have been predicting the Fed's actions for decades. Most of the time they are wrong.

So I need a good reason to put cash into stocks. The only bargains I see are energy stocks, although other beaten down resource stocks could be considered.

While you're sitting on that pile of cash dividend paying stocks are paying dividends.

IF the Feds raise interest rates you can always sell some or all of the dividend payers and buy whatever.

A dividend in the hand is worth two possible interest rate hikes in the future.

http://www.dividend.com/dividend-stocks/25-year-dividend-inc...

Desert Dave
Long
T (AT&T) Div yield 4.97%

CVX Div yield 4.20%
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