This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which health care editor/analyst David Williamson and senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discuss topics across the investing world.

We've reached the Final Four of The Motley Fool Madness Series. In today's showdown, we look at JPMorgan and ExxonMobil. Although they compete in vastly different industries, both have CEOs with best-in-class reputations. But as we look to the next 12 months, which company will fare better? David makes the case for ExxonMobil and Anand makes the case for JPMorgan.

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