American Express: Is This Dow Stock Built to Last?

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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.

American Express is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and even has Berkshire Hathaway as its largest shareholder. Both John and Dave feel that American Express is the premier company in this space. The video concludes with a discussion of what makes the company so successful.

The financial heavies are getting a lot of press these days. And much of it is negative. But there's one small bank that's flying under the radar. It has some of the best operational numbers you'll ever see. The Motley Fool featured it in its brand-new free report: "The Stocks Only the Smartest Investors Are Buying." We invite you to download a free copy. To find out the name of the bank Buffett would probably be interested in if he could still invest in small banks, just click here.

At the time this article was published David Meier and John Reeves have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America and Citigroup.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmerican Express. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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