Dow Smackdown: JPMorgan vs. American Express

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

As part of the Motley Fool Madness series, JPMorgan Chase and American Express go head to head in a battle of credit card giants. Isaac and Anand break down the upcoming year's prospects for JPMorgan Chase's sprawling banking operations, which go well beyond credit cards, and AmEx's more focused pursuit of plastic.

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At the time this article was published Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, owns shares of JPMorgan Chase. The Motley Fool owns shares of JPMorgan Chase.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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