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10 Best Dow Dividend Stocks for 2012

8. Caterpillar

Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 3.3%

Dividend Yield: 2.03%

LACFY/10-Year Treasury Yield: 1.59

Return on Invested Capital: 13%

Caterpillar (CAT - Get Report), like McDonald's, is a tough stock to recommend at current prices. When the financial crisis came to a boil in 2009, Caterpillar's net income and stock price both fell precipitously. But for those bold investors who bought in March 2009, you're sitting on approximately a 300% gain.

If you believe that a worldwide economic recovery is under way, Caterpillar may continue to be a great investment. But if you believe that the world is teetering on the brink of another crisis, then this high-beta stock looks a little scary. Invest wisely.

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