Not enough return on my investment

But it sure sounds like fun

The 401-Keg plan

1. If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.

2. With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1000.00.

3. With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.

4. If you had purchased $1000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock you would have $49.00 left.

5. But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling, you would have $214.00.

So, based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

And because I had a free moment, I did the math with the current market price of aluminum, and the actual return would be closer to $175.

So, you decide: Is $1000 of Keystone Light three times as good as Delta Airlines?

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3 Responses to Not enough return on my investment

  1. David says:

    Gah. Any amount of Keystone Light is not worth the aluminum can it’s stored in. Oh wait, maybe that’s your point….

  2. HKpistole says:

    hm.. what about if you bought $1000 worth of ammunition, and you re-load the cases, what kind of return would that be?

  3. bill says:

    How about buying $1000.00 of Keystone, selling it at cost, but retaining ownership of the can. Then recycle to make a $175.00 profit. Isn’t that how investments are supposed to work?

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