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5 ‘Strong Buy’ Dow Dividend Leaders That Worried Investors Are Snapping Up Now

With more banks failing, and interest rates still rising (the Federal Reserve lifted the federal funds rate on Wednesday to 5.00% to 5.25%, the highest level in 17 years), many investors are getting nervous, and rightfully so. With the bank issues and the debt limit ceiling about to be reached by June, it is time to take profits on the mega-cap winners and move to safer old-school stocks that can survive a downturn in the economy.

We screened the venerable Dow Jones industrials looking for the best values and companies that paid dependable dividends. The following five top stocks hit our screen, and all are rated Buy across Wall Street.

This post appeared at 24/7 Wall St.