What's in the Cards for MasterCard and Visa

The financial sector is one of the most cyclical and volatile in the equity markets. So it is quite difficult to find a stable company that doesn't have so much cyclical exposure to the consumer and to credit.

American Express (AXP), Discover Financial Services (DFS), MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V) have excellent prospects, since people will use their products and services no matter what part of the cycle the economy is in. This earnings season, American Express and Discover both beat on both the top and bottom lines, and both have shown that the consumer continues to be confident and positive about retail and credit. MasterCard and Visa both report Wednesday, and while these two are great names to own in any cycle, we will break them down to see if one can provide more of bargain or value play than the other....698 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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