The following is just in from Dutch punk rock funnyman Tony Slug of the Hydromatics and Nitwitz, among others:
If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago you would have $49.00 left.
With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.
With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.
But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have $214.00 cash !!!!!
Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.