If you purchased Rs1,00,000 of Delta Airlines stock 1 year ago, you would have Rs 4,900 today.
If you purchased Rs1,00,000 of AIG stock 1 year ago, you would have Rs 3,300 today.
If you purchased Rs1,00,000 of Lehman Brothers stock 1 year ago, you would have Rs 0.0 today.
But, if you purchased Rs1,00,000 worth of beer 1 year ago, drank all the beer, returned the aluminum cans for a recycling refund, you would have Rs. 21,400/- !!!
Imagine, the above said returns is just an addition on top of all the entertainment you got by drinking beer (which is not accountable in terms of money).