The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discusses topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Isaac reflects on the recent earnings season and provides an outlook for dividend stocks in 2012. After analyzing the state of corporate profits and the incredible amount of cash on balance sheets, Isaac believes blue-chip stocks will continue to funnel dividends to shareholders in the year ahead. The Federal Reserve's recent announcement only reinforces his view. In particular, the high-yielding utilities sector looks promising with attractive opportunities in First Energy, Southern, and Exelon.