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Is This Company a Better Buy Than MasterCard and Visa?

By David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer – Feb 3, 2014 at 7:10AM

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The best from the Twitterverse on the world of finance. The guys discuss American Express vs. MasterCard and Visa.

MasterCard (MA 3.87%) and Visa (V 3.80%) are usually viewed as the crown-jewels when it comes to electronic payments, but does American Express (AXP 2.05%) deserve more credit than its getting?

In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson look at the three companies and give their opinion.

David Hanson owns shares of American Express. Matt Koppenheffer has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. The Motley Fool owns shares of MasterCard and Visa. 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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Stocks Mentioned

American Express Stock Quote
American Express
AXP
$157.59 (2.05%) $3.17
Mastercard Stock Quote
Mastercard
MA
$356.40 (3.87%) $13.27
Visa Stock Quote
Visa
V
$217.00 (3.80%) $7.94

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