If you had purchased £1000 of Northern Rock shares one year ago it would now be worth £4.95
With HBOS, earlier this week your £1000 would have been worth £16.50
£1000 invested in XL Leisure would now be worth less than £5
But if you bought £1000 worth of Tennents Lager one year ago, drank it all, then took the empty cans to an aluminium re-cycling plant, you would get £214.
So based on the above statistics the best current investment advice is to drink beer and re-cycle.
This is doing the rounds at the moment (thanks Niamh!). Not sure how valid a money saving tip it actually is, but it’s quite interesting anyway.