If you had purchased $1,000 worth of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago, you would have $49 left.
If you had purchased stock in Fannie Mae, you would have $2.50 left of the original $1,000.
With AIG, you would have less than $15 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling deposit, you would have…

$214 cash.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily (and recycle).

[via Michigan Green via a college friend]