The bull market is alive and kicking. Sorry haters. 

One could thank earnings from big-cap all-stars such as Netflix (NFLX - Get Report) and Goldman Sachs (GS - Get Report) for helping to beat down the bears that have lurked over the markets since February. With the positive vibes swirling around Wall Street (until the next Trump tweet...), TheStreet thought it would be a good idea to share some inspirational reads from around our newsroom. 

Note that since inspiration means different things to different people, not all the stories are warm and fuzzy pro Corporate America reads. Have to show some love to the haters, after all. 

PepsiCo Gets Slammed

Shorts are probably being inspired by this one on PepsiCo (PEP - Get Report) . Goldman Sachs slashed its rating to sell on the maker of Diet Pepsi and Frito Lay, TheStreet's Kinsey Grant reports. 

"We now view PepsiCo shares as likely to underperform Coca-Cola (KO - Get Report) and our beverage coverage given continued share losses in beverage, lack of upside to [Frito Lay North America] estimates and limited strategic optionality near-term," Goldman said. PepsiCo is a holding in Action Alerts PLUS

Watch TheStreet's interview with Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey below. No doubt billionaire Warren Buffett (who is Coke's largest shareholder through Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A - Get Report) has inspired him through the years.

This Activist Goes On the Attack

Ron Orol, our lead activist investing reporter for sister publication The Deal, is always on the hunt for the next big scoop. And per the usual, Orol has his latest. 

Engaged Capital's Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG - Get Report) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

Read the full story on The Deal here

General Electric Is Still On the Ropes

Not a day goes by where something doesn't seem to be wrong with the once do-no-wrong General Electric (GE - Get Report) . 

TheStreet's Anders Keitz reports GE may need more than $15 billion over the next six years to bolster its legacy insurance portfolio. There is some inspiration for those still riding GE's stock down. 

How to Think About China and the President

Jim Cramer's in-depth analysis on markets and stocks should inspire all investors to hone their craft each day. Cramer serves up a new hot take on President Trump's ongoing battle with China on trade.

Cramer said in the April Action Alerts PLUS members' call, "While China and the U.S. seem to have developed a truce for the moment, I do not believe it can last. There's just too much antagonism in the White House."

Plus, Cramer is afraid that "the President could play too hard in the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) negotiations."

Watch the full video clip below. 

Does Tesla Inspire You?

SpaceX rockets and the Hyper-Loop are inspirational creations that hint at what's possible. But, their creator Elon Musk is starting to lose his wow factor amid major missteps at his electric car-maker Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) .

Let the blow video inspire you to be a better investor, and not buy into various investment hypes. 

Before You Go

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