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

In today's edition, Brendan and David discuss Ford (NYSE: F) heading into 2012. The company reinstituted its dividend recently and is likely to benefit from being bumped up to to investment-grade status by the credit ratings agencies in 2012. The company is cheap -- trading at less than seven times earnings -- and could be a solid bet for the future.