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

In our Dow series, Dave and John take a look at Caterpillar's long-term prospects. After looking at its recent performance, Dave zeroes in on some of the risks facing the company. The video concludes with Dave's five-year outlook for Caterpillar.

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