In this segment from the latest episode of Where the Money Is, Consumer Goods editor Mark Reeth and Consumer Goods analyst Sean O'Reilly answer queries from viewers looking for Foolish answers to their investing questions. The first question comes from David W., who asks:
Steve Ballmer just bought the Clippers for $2 billion. I don't have that kind of money, so how can I invest in a sports team?
Mark and Sean answer this question by discussing the recently announced news that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would buy the NBA franchise. They say individuals without $2 billion to spend can invest in competitive sports through means including purchasing shares in English soccer club Manchester United (NYSE:MANU)or New York's storied Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG).
The second question comes from Michael D., who asks:
I love caffeine and also happen to own shares in PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP). Is this the best stock for me to own given my love of caffeinated beverages?
Mark and Sean here discuss PepsiCo's future, and offer up alternative investment ideas for investors looking to get in on the caffeine game, including Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)and Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST).
Mark Reeth has no position in any stocks mentioned. Sean O'Reilly has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends PepsiCo and Starbucks. The Motley Fool owns shares of PepsiCo and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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.