Also believe the safest place right now with prices elevated since the lows of 2008, is cold, hard cash money. Eventually money will earn a fair return again. (hopefully)
Cisco is good longer term buy and hold type company that is dominant in providing the machinery that powers the internet. They have been nicely profitable for many years and now the stock price has broken out to the upside (over $32).
I would be very afraid of holding American Agency Capital (NASDAQ:AGNC) eight now as rates may rise quickly without actions from the Federal Reserve or Janet Yellen.