If you had purchased $1000 of Delta Airlines stock one year ago you would have $49 left.
With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the originial $1000.
With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5 left.
But, if you had purchased $1000 worth of beer on year ago, drank all of that beer, and then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling refund, you would have $214 cash money.
Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.
Take that advice to the bank.