The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

Editor's note: This video was made before GE announced its dividend increase, which will put the company's yield slightly above 4% at its current price, starting on Jan. 25.

In today's edition, Andrew and Brendan give us a preview of seven of the best and most sustainable large-cap dividend stocks for 2012.

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