Direct from Phil Proctor (Firesign Theatre):
If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago, you would
have $49 left. With 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, drunk all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling
refund, you would have $214 cash.
Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily.