Lessons in Investing

Investments – always good to look on with hindsight:

  • If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago,   you would have £49.00 today
  • If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in AIG insurance company one year ago, you would have £33.00 today.
  • If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers five years ago, you would have nothing today.
  • If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Northern Rock three years ago, you would have nothing today

But, if you had purchased £1,000 worth of beer one year ago at Tesco’s, drunk all the beer, then taken the aluminium cans to the scrap metal dealer, you would have received £214.00.

Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle.

Further supported by:

A recent study found that the average Briton walks about 900 miles a year.

Another study found that Britons drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

That means that, on average, Britons get about 41 miles to the gallon!

Categories: Amusing.

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