Dow Smackdown: Cisco 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 technology and media editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

We've moved into the second round of The Motley Fool Madness Series. In today's showdown, we look at Cisco and ExxonMobil. 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 Andrew makes the case for Cisco.

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