According to my financial advisor Ed, if I'd purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now worth $49.00.
With Enron, I would have $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.
With WorldCom, I would have less than $5.00 left.
But, if you I'd purchased $1,000.00 worth of Beer one year ago, drank all the beer, saved the empty cans and then turned them in the cans for the aluminum recycling price, I would have $214.00.
Based on the above, Ed's current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.
He calls it the 401-Keg Plan.