The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

Dave and John talk about Alcoa, one of the most solid names in the business world. Dave offers his thoughts on the cyclical nature of Alcoa's business and what the company's prospects might be going forward. The video concludes with Dave's five-year outlook for Alcoa.

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