The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology and media analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Andrew take a look at an American icon, General Electric. Brendan likes that GE has been reducing risk at its GE Capital unit, and has been focusing more on its core energy and infrastructure segments. The company is expecting double-digit profit growth in 2012, and Brendan believes GE is a solid, safe company that you can add to your portfolio and forget about.