Motley Fool analyst Anand Chokkavelu is buying three financial stocks for his real-money stock-pick portfolio.

  • AIG: This fallen insurance giant may be quite cheap if it can stick to its insurance business as the government exits its ownership stake.
  • Wells Fargo: One of the soundest names in big banking, Wells is trading at a premium to peers -- but that premium may be worth it.
  • Great Southern Bancorp: This smaller regional bank has shown a history of conservative lending and is currently producing great operational results.

Anand explains his rationale in the following video.

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Anand Chokkavelu owns shares of Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, PNC, Great Southern Bancorp, Fifth Third, Berkshire Hathaway, Huntington Bancshares, KeyCorp, and JPMorgan Chase. He also owns long-dated options on Bank of America and warrants on Citigroup, Wells Fargo, PNC, and JPMorgan Chase. Andrew Tonner owns shares of Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, AIG, and Citigroup and has created a covered strangle position in Wells Fargo. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of AIG. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.