In these uncertain times, isn't it good to know there is something we can always count on for our comfort and well being? Enjoy. If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00. With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1000. With WorldCom, you would have less than $5.00 left. If you had purchased $1000.00 of Delta Airlines stock you would have $49.00 left. If you had purchased United Airlines, you would have nothing left.
BUT, if you had purchased $1000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for recycling, you would have $214!
Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.
This is called the 401-Keg Plan.
P.S. I have no idea where this originated. Just one of those things making the rounds on the internet.