Investment advice: Plastics (by the number, that is)

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Shell Gas 1-28-2011This is what happened when the price of gasoline first went to $3 a gallon and then into the $3.30’s in January 2011.Gas stations ran out of numbers. It was a couple of weeks scrambling for threes before they were able to make the sign right.

I wish I had had a monopoly or at least a concession on selling the plastic number three. I would have made a small fortune!

Shell Gas 02-28-2012Here is the same gas sign today. I see a four!

Following that logic, it’s time to buy fours. In the gasoline industry, what goes up keeps going up. You can think all you want to about Newt Gingrich’s ideas of $2.50-a-gallon fuel, but it’s not likely.

This is a no brainer. I’m gonna go out and buy some fours. Let's buy all of them.

When the gas stations need them, we can charge them 10 times what they’re worth simply stating “It's supply and demand." It’s the same horse crap they tell me when I ask them why gasoline prices went up 10 cents in one day.

I know, I know, I know. It's crazy and small-minded.They’ll just raise the prices of gas more to make up for the loss. But in my life, it’s the little victories that count.

Rise up against the machine! Buy plastic fours low and sell 'em high!

Here’s some investment advice that won't set you back.

In the movie The Graduate, Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) said to Ben (Dustin Hoffman): “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.”

That’s my investment advice to you in 2012. Buy plastics. I don’t mean to go out and buy stock in plastics research companies. I mean to invest in the plastic number four.

Here's some pictures of what I mean.

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