Have the low deposit rates moved you into dividend paying stocks? If so, what strategies have you developed in picking stocks?
This post in the Dividend Growth Investor blog
has a list of dividend stocks that are thought to be wise investments for 2012. In addition to a long record of boostings earnings and dividends, the companies listed should be able to weather future economic storms. Click on the analysis links for each stock, and you can see graphs of how their annualized total returns have held up over the years. It should be noted that several still haven't completely recovered from the 2008/2009 stock market crash.