Choose booze

Mole\'s never been one for maths but you can buy him a beer on these sums any day. If you had purchased 1,000 worth of Northern Rock shares a year ago they would be worth 4.95 today. With HBOS, the same amount invested earlier this month would now be worth 16.50.

But if you had bought 1,000 worth of Tennents Super a year ago, drunk it all and taken the empty cans to a recycling plant you’d have received 214. It’s with a heavy heart that Mole concludes that the best investment advice today is to drink heavily and recycle.