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

In today's edition, the guys continue their series looking at one dividend to buy and one dividend to sell in 2012. Austin likes Archer Daniels Midland and its position as the middleman between farmers and food processors. He believes it's well insulated from competition because of its size and existing foothold. Andrew, meanwhile, dislikes Allstate because of its exposure to "unmodeled events."

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