Dow Smackdown: JPMorgan vs. IBM

This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, and technology and media editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

As part of the Motley Fool Madness series, Anand and Andrew go head-to-head analyzing two Dow titans. In today's showdown, we look at two companies Warren Buffett's talked about recently: IBM and JPMorgan Chase. He's bought shares of IBM for his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, and bought shares of JPMorgan in his personal account. Anand makes the case for JPMorgan's stock over the next year while Andrew advocates for IBM.

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At the time thisarticle was published Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and BAC (LEAPS). Andrew Tonner has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway,and JPMorgan Chase.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendBerkshire Hathaway. 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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