The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool Inside Value advisor Joe Magyer and business-community connector Matt Trogdon discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition of their beginning-investor series, Joe and Matt discuss two great rival brands: Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. They talk about how the differences between the two companies, the state of their rivalry, and which one would be a better investment today.