No matter what's going on in the market or a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.
Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 130,000 members on more than 5,300 stocks, giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.
In the case of credit card issuer American Express
In value territory: Stocks of financial giants like American Express, Wells Fargo
Reducing risk: American Express bears more risk than Visa
Backed by Buffett: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway
Of course, there's a lot more devil in the details of these buy-side opinions, which is why CAPS is such a great resource to check and balance your own analysis. You can read the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about American Express, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look -- it's all free, and your opinion's welcome, too.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock has more than three reasons why he prefers crayons to markers. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. US Bancorp is a former Income Investor recommendation. American Express and Berkshire Hathaway are Inside Value recommendations and the Fool owns shares of both. Berkshire Hathaway is also a Stock Advisor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy never passes up the opportunity to stomp in a puddle.