Dow Showdown: Boeing vs. McDonald's

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

In honor of March Madness, The Motley Fool is running its own bracket, only it has nothing to do with basketball. We created a bracket based on performance over the next 12 months for the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) . Today, Brendan and Austin pit huge multinationals Boeing and McDonald's head to head to see which one is expected to perform the best over the next 12 months. Brendan loves Boeing's exposure to the huge commercial aviation space, which is expected to be a $4 trillion market through 2030. Austin loves McDonald's international strength, solid same-store sales, and reliable streams of revenue.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith owns shares of McDonald's. Brendan Byrnes and The Motley Fool have no positions in the stocks mentioned above.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendMcDonald's and Yum! Brands. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't 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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