Dow Smackdown: Caterpillar vs. ExxonMobil

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This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which health-care editor/analyst David Williamson and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

In our Motley Fool Madness series, we've reached the finals and just two teams remain. In today's showdown, Caterpillar and ExxonMobil duke it out to be crowned champion. Although they compete in vastly different industries, both are well managed and have established dominant positions. But as we look to the next 12 months, which company will fare better? David makes the case for ExxonMobil and Brendan makes the case for Caterpillar.

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At the time this article was published Brendan Byrnes has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. David Williamson owns shares of BP p.l.c. (ADR). The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above.Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Exxon Mobil.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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