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Dow Review: American Express

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.

Over the next couple of weeks, John and David will be revisiting some calls they made on individual stocks of the Dow. Today, they take a closer look at American Express. This company is up a truly remarkable 22% so far in 2012 compared with just 3% for the Dow as whole. That's a pretty solid return, especially given the economic weakness out there right now. David's call -- that AmEx will outperform the market over the long term -- is right on target. American Express operates in a very competitive space, but it's a proven business that also happens to be a favorite of Warren Buffett.

American Express has performed well lately, though its dividend yield is somewhat below the Dow average. If you'd like to learn about additional companies that pay higher dividend yields, The Motley Fool has compiled a special free report outlining our top nine dependable, dividend-paying stocks. It's called "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your copy today at no cost! Just click here to discover the winners we've picked.

David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of eBay and MasterCard and has the following options: short OCT 2012 $55.00 puts on American Express, short OCT 2012 $60.00 calls on American Express, and long OCT 2012 $65.00 calls on American Express. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend American Express, eBay, and Visa. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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