The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, and Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss Austin's stocks to avoid for 2012. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!!!

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