The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics around the investing world.

With the economy now sputtering, it's a great time to consider putting dividend stocks in our portfolio. The average yield for the Dow is currently around 3% or so, which is considerably better than the average yield for 10-year U.S. Treasuries. John and David think Procter & Gamble, ExxonMobil, and Chevron are three ideas worth considering. Their favorite Dow dividend play, however, is Intel. The chip giant has a 3.4% yield, and that dividend is growing fast. Not only is the company paying out cash, but it's also developing low-power chips for the mobile market. That could have a big payoff for investors.

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David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves owns shares of Procter & Gamble. The Motley Fool owns shares of Intel, Procter & Gamble, and ExxonMobil. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Chevron, Intel, and Procter & Gamble. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.