I got this from a friend… love it!
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 $1,000.00. With Worldcom, you would have less than $5.00 left.
But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of Budweiser(the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling price, you would have $214.00.
Based on the above, my current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. This is now my new retirement program, I call it my 401-Keg.