In the following video, Fool contributor Matt Thalman discusses a few reasons investors should own shares of Coca-Cola.

Coke carries a certain amount of status, not only among Americans, but around the world as well. The company has managed to build an insanely strong brand on the back of a drink that costs around a dollar, and since the product is affordable for nearly everyone, Coke's target market is essentially every human walking the planet.

Check out the video for more details.

Fool contributor Matt Thalman has no position in any stocks mentioned. Follow Matt on Twitter: @mthalman5513. The Motley Fool recommends Coach and Coca-Cola and owns shares of Coach. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.