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

Storm clouds are gathering over the global economy. Is it time to "batten down the hatches" as recommended by Nouriel Roubini (aka Dr. Doom)? Recently, we've heard warnings from FedEx, Procter & Gamble, and McDonald's about a slowing economy. The American Trucking Association has given a similar warning, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has professed his worries, too. How should investors prepare for a possible double-dip recession? David and John think investors should set aside cash if they can, while looking for great companies that provide growing dividends. ExxonMobil and Intel are two such companies.

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