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Investment Advice - Drink Heavily and Recycle


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 $114 cash. Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

This appears to be the US version of the following which has been doing the rounds in London. I haven't been able to find the origin of this:

If you had purchased £1000 of Northern Rock shares one year ago it would now be worth £4.90: with HBOS, earlier this week your £1000 would have been worth £16.50; £1000 invested in XL Leisure would now be worth less than £5, but if you bought £1000 worth of Tennents Lager one year ago, drank it all, then took the empty cans to an aluminium re-cycling plant, you would get £214. So based on the above statistics the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and re-cycle.
It's a good advice. Actually for any long or short term investment require two things, First need to book profit at some level and second need stop loss. In the present scenario of economy I personally prefer to keep PUT option to protect my investment.