Is Deutsche Bank a Disaster or a Great Value Investment?

Despite that a lot of investors are looking at Deutsche Bank because it has some similarities to two of the U.S. monster banks that Warren Buffett likes; Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America of (NYSE:BAC).

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Can American Express Survive without Costco?

Despite the June 20 deadline, American Express is still a value investment. It is a well-run company with a lot of cash, a lot of float and a great deal of marketing creativity. People who buy Amex as a value investment; a dividend stock, or a growth stock will not be disappointed because American Express will survive and grow without Costco.

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American Express: Strong Company, Weak Brand

That means American Express is still a good investment even though it has a weak brand. The moral of the story is that a strong company can offset a weak brand, but a weak company can undermine even a great brand. For an example of a strong brand being dragged down by a weak company, see McDonald’s.

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