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.

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