People invest for diverse reasons. If you probe the surface, you will find that earning money out of the venture is the top reason but look deeper and you will find myriad currents in the human brain which determine an investment. A person who has lost a loved one to cancer may open a cancer research institute even if the proposition is not financially rewarding. Likewise, some investors may have a score to settle with life, an anger to placate or a ego-battle to win. Sometimes, rare though such occasions may be, investors also make those really stupid/weird/ridiculous investments.
Let us, if only in jest, examine some potentially stupid investments. I am sure some of them will invoke fits of laughter and if you are reading this funny topic seriously, may be one or two may give a spark for a really smart investment idea…and there is actually one such example here. Read along!