Oct 11, 2008

Stock Investment Returns

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago,you will have $49.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received a $214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg.

A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon!

I am proud to be a below average American :o)


  1. Oh my...the stock market is scary! I withdrew most of my Mutual Funds about 4 weeks ago and transferred them to FDIC insured secure places. Glad I did it, at my age.....waiting 8-10 years for recovery was not a good option. I have a small portfolio and it would have been totally gone! I pray for everyone struggling and losing there jobs, homes,and losing thousands of dollars on the stock market.

    Hugs, Rose

  2. I am sorry for your loss and I hope it don't come in 3's , I of all people know that is a domione effect that seems to be hard to stop , The ark is a great idea and would be something I would love to see , and thanks for this entry you make it simplier and easier to understand ,

  3. Hahaha! I think I'm probably more along the lines of my Mustang, getting 18 mpg.


  4. LOL...at least you explain it so I can understand. Now can you explain the "bailout"??

  5. I have this saved in email to post... LOL no need now :)

  6. Figuring mileage that way, I get alot better than 41mpg. :)
    Thanks for sharing the smiles.
    :) Leigh

  7. Ha Ha...that was pretty good! :)

    Pooh Hugs.

  8. Very good explainations of things. Got a kick out of this. Thanks

  9. The Bad News Bear and the Bull $#!+ in the market! Thanks for the breakdown, and for the chuckles!

    Still laughing.

  10. That is way cool useless information ..!


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