The following advice is provided 'free of charge' by a Financial Advisor" (no kidding!) and is provided for it's amusement value - not necessarily it's accuracy!
"If you had invested in $1000.00 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00. With Enron, you would have $16.50 of the original $1,000.00. With Worldcom, you would have less than $5.00 left.
If you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of Coors (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drunk all the beer, then turned in the cans for the 10 cent deposit, you would have $214.00.
Based on the above, my current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle."