The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics across the investing world. There are many seeming values in banking today. However, of the six largest American banks -- Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, and Citigroup -- one stands out as the safest investment. Even though it's the highest priced, Anand believes Wells Fargo presents the best risk-weighted rewards. He explains in the video below.

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.