If you had bought $1000 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now
be worth $49. If you had bought $1000 worth of Budweiser (the beer, not
the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, and traded in the cans at a
redemption center for the nickel deposit, you would have $107.
Given the current conditions of the economy, my advice is to drink
heavily and recycle.