AXP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. How Investment Risk Is Quantified

    March 24, 2015
    FInancial advisors and wealth management firms use a variety of tools based in Modern portfolio theory to quantify investment ...
  2. Profit From High Consumer Spending With Visa Or Mastercard

    March 9, 2015
    American consumers have more money to spend thanks to falling gas prices. Investing in Visa and MasterCard may give investors ...
  3. Hillary's Many Wall Street Connections

    March 4, 2015
    Hillary Clinton is one of the most high profile potential 2016 presidential candidates, and her Wall Street ties are a source ...
  4. Barron's Recap: Is Now The Time To Sit On Cash?

    March 1, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: where to invest cash now, a good time to be a small investor, as well as the prospects ...
  5. Generate Up To 6.9% In 58 Days From Buffett's Favorite Bank

    February 17, 2015
    It's not always easy to go against the crowd, especially when it comes to investing. But some of the best investments ever ...
  6. Greece And Ukraine Remain At Forefront Of Options Market This ...

    February 17, 2015
    This piece contains the opinions of options guru Nic Chahine that do not reflect the opinions of Benzinga.com. Scoreboard ...
  7. Visa vs. MasterCard: Is There a Difference?

    February 2, 2015
    Visa and MasterCard are two of the most widely used credit card brands. But are the differences between the two significant ...
  8. What Cuba-US Relations Could Mean For U.S. Industry

    January 30, 2015
    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
  9. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    January 27, 2015
    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  10. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    January 15, 2015
    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  11. Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    October 28, 2014
    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles ...
  12. Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    October 24, 2014
    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just ...
  13. Bank 83% Potential Profits on This Blue Chip's Recovery

    October 24, 2014
  14. Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    October 23, 2014
    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt ...
  15. Traveler's Checks Vs. ATM Cash: Tips for Tourists

    October 14, 2014
    Traveler's checks were once the preferred way to make purchases overseas, but most tourists now get cash at an ATM – or use ...
  16. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    October 10, 2014
    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  17. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    September 19, 2014
    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t ...
  18. How To Cash In On Credit Cards

    August 28, 2014
    How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.
  19. What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

    August 13, 2014
    Coke? IBM? American Express? Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a stake in several major companies. Find out which company ...
  20. How To Trade Credit Card Stocks

    July 31, 2014
    The four major credit card stocks have been doing some interesting things lately. Here's how to trade them, where to buy ...
  21. Four Upside Triangle Chart Pattern Breakouts

    May 28, 2014
    These four stocks just broke out of triangle chart patterns and provide upside targets as well as defined stop levels.
  22. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 11: BOJ Continues With Stimulus ...

    March 11, 2014
    The Bank of Japan elected to continue with its massive monetary stimulus at Tuesday’s policy meeting, nothing that the region’s ...
  23. The AmEx Platinum Card: Is It Worth Getting?

    February 18, 2014
    The fee's hefty, but the rewards are lush. What are the best ways to take advantage of all the benefits the Platinum AmEx ...
  24. Get 20% Upside With This Undervalued Prestige Brand

    November 21, 2013
    Once upon a time, using an American Express card could be nearly impossible. For some consumers, it may have felt like rejection ...
  25. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    August 15, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' ...
  26. Buffett And Goldman Sachs Do Sweetheart Deal

    March 27, 2013
    Goldman Sachs announced March 26 that it will issue to Berkshire Hathaway in October the number of shares equal to Warren ...
  27. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    February 1, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' list ...
  28. American Express To Pay $85 Million In CFPB Settlement

    November 9, 2012
    American Express is being forced to refund money after it was found to have defrauded its customers with unnecessary fees.
  29. American Express Third Quarter Earnings

    October 17, 2012
    American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) announced its results for the third quarter on October 17, 2012. American Express is ...
  30. JPMorgan Still Cheap, But Never Easy

    October 16, 2012
    JPMorgan continues to deliver solid results in a difficult environment. With a solid dividend, prospects for share buybacks ...
  31. Waiting For A Better Price On Wright Express

    June 27, 2012
    Wright Express does well by many metrics, but its valuation is not very attractive.
  32. How Much Better Can It Get At Discover?

    June 21, 2012
    Discover is reaping excellent returns, but are they at a peak?
  33. Global Payments Worth The Risk

    June 14, 2012
    There is considerable upside potential to Global Payment's share price, as card-based payments continue to grow rapidly.
  34. Green Dot Flashing Yellow

    April 30, 2012
    On the whole, Green Dot's first quarter numbers looked reasonably good. Green Dot has the growth, but Wall Street isn't buying ...
  35. Credit Card Stocks Are Charging Higher

    April 3, 2012
    Credit card debt is just an unfortunate fact of life for many Americans, but the savvy among us know that revenge can be ...
  36. Rallying Large Caps With Strong Sources Of Profitability

    March 12, 2012
    The market rallied to make up for last week's drop.
  37. Financial Stocks That Are Bucking The Trend

    November 28, 2011
    These four financial stocks are holding up well this year.
  38. Buffett's Profitable Positions

    July 13, 2011
    See 5 stocks that have been profitable for Warren Buffett.
  39. Can Capital One Get Real Value From ING Direct?

    June 22, 2011
    Capital One is making a high-risk, high-reward play by taking on ING Direct.
  40. 4 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling

    February 18, 2011
    Find out what legendary investors like Buffett, Soros and Icahn are dumping from their portfolios.
  41. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  42. JPMorgan Chase Returns To 2006

    January 17, 2011
    Investing in JPMorgan Chase is a relatively safe way to gain exposure to the financial services industry as it recovers from ...
  43. Playing The Smartphone Shopper

    December 15, 2010
    With the rise in smartphones adoption, the retail space is changing very rapidly. Find out how you can invest in this space.
  44. Emulate Buffett For Fun And Profit - Mostly Profit

    December 14, 2010
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  45. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  46. Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Buffett's long-term investing approach may not be for everyone, but it has sure worked for him.
  47. Value Investing The Fenimore Way

    May 5, 2010
    Fenimore Asset Management is one of the better value investors in the business. We'll look at their top 10 holdings.
  48. Do As Buffett Does - Not As He Says

    April 9, 2010
    Warren Buffett sometimes breaks his own rules, but that's part of the reason for his success.
  49. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  50. Brookfield Properties Understands Value Creation

    March 18, 2010
    Over the years, Brookfield Properties has demonstrated a strict discipline to opportunistic buying during down markets.
  51. American Express Goes Down To Go Up

    January 28, 2010
    American Express operates businesses that are profitable leaders in their markets, even during the worst of times.
  52. Stocks That LEAP Out At You

    January 19, 2010
    Certain opportunities exist that can make the use of LEAPS a very intriguing bet.
  53. Berkshire Hathaway For The Next Decade

    January 5, 2010
    At the current price, Berkshire shares look set for another market-beating decade.
  54. Strong Franchises Make Strong Investments

    November 24, 2009
    Dominantly entrenched companies with strong franchises offer a very sound investment strategy going forward.
  55. Big Profits Emerge From Failed Moves

    October 6, 2009
    Big Profits Emerge From Failed Moves
  56. Government Bank Bailouts Paying Off

    September 2, 2009
    The Capital Purchase Plan was ridiculed as a bailout, but it just might turn out to be a great investment for the taxpayer.
  57. Considering ETF Diversification

    September 1, 2009
    We take a look at some ETFs, and see that you can ease investors fears by going with the large players.
  58. Analyzing The Analysts

    August 12, 2009
    Here's a look at two upgrades, two downgrades and one initiation. Are the analysts on track?
  59. Stocks Providing Value And Growth

    August 3, 2009
    Value and growth are usually considered opposites in the investing world. Well, here's some stocks that may boast both.
  60. Advent International Loves Retail

    July 15, 2009
    While you can't invest in Advent directly, you can invest in some of its current and previous investments.
  61. Insiders Cruising For Royal Caribbean Stocks

    March 10, 2009
    This cruise line's recent insider buys make it a company worth further consideration.
  62. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index.
  63. Five Large-Cap February Flops

    March 4, 2009
    Will selling your stock now save you from future floundering, or can you stomach the flops as they come?
  64. Investing Abroad: Five Non-American Companies

    February 16, 2009
    A look at five international stocks to diversify your portfolio beyond borders.
  65. Continued Weakness In Credit Cards

    January 26, 2009
    Traders will use the recent move toward these 52-week lows to signal further selling pressure in credit card companies.
  66. 5 Low P/E Stock Picks For January

    January 5, 2009
    Stock with low P/E ratios are not a sure thing, but this metric can point you in the right direction.
  67. Banking On Bailout Bucks

    December 11, 2008
    With American Express and GM seeking bank (and bailout) status, who will be next?
  68. Capital One: Debt's In Your Wallet?

    October 8, 2008
    Capital One offers attractive valuations, but charge-offs and delinquencies are on the rise.
  69. Next Credit Crisis - Consumer?

    September 2, 2008
    Is the credit crisis about to spill over to the consumer credit companies? If so, you need to keep an eye on these stocks.
  70. American Express Is Everywhere You Don't Want To Be

    July 23, 2008
    Earnings dropped to $653 million from over $1 billion for American Express as we learned that wealthy Americans are struggling, ...
  71. How To Spot A Home Run Stock

    June 23, 2008
    Every investor dreams of a hitting one out of the park. We pitch five potential homers your way.
  72. Green Investing: ETFs vs. Individual Stocks

    November 13, 2007
    Discover which strategy suits your style: the safety of ETFs, or the volatile, yet possibly explosive returns of individual ...
  73. Cashless Is King (AXP, MA)

    October 2, 2007
    Despite the prospects of a spending slowdown, credit card companies could still see healthy profit growth over the next few ...
  74. Brazilian Banking Prosperity (BBD, ITU)

    October 17, 2006
    With the Brazilian economy shaping up for continued strength, these two banks could see substantial benefits.
  75. USG Corp. Constructs A Profitable Future (USG)

    August 24, 2006
    USG Corp. settles its protracted litigation costs, and is ready to move forward.
  76. A+ or F? What Makes for a Good Value Stock Pick...

    January 17, 2006
    Trading near 20-year lows, is Ford a good value stock pick?
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