The World's Best Brands

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In this series, Brendan and Austin take a look at the world's most valuable brands in 2011 according to Interbrand. Today, they discuss the No. 11 through 15 most valuable brands in the world. Which companies on this list surprised them, and what does it mean for investors?

Nokia surprised us by making the list for most valuable brands, but we've picked out a company that we think will surprise you for its tremendous growth in the future. This stock has so much promise we've dubbed it: The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012. In it, you'll see which retailers are able to consistently outperform and how two cash kings are planning to ride the waves of retail's changing tide. You can access it by clicking here.

At the time this article was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Ford. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendFord and General Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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