I understand that T-Bills are great to buy, though possibly not in this economy. What are some great small time investments to do with less than $1000, possibly just $200 or so? I know that is a very small start, but I was wanting to start investing at a small slow rate.

I mean, is it contradictory to want to make a profit, and is it possible to do that in an Islamic banking system?
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Goldman Sachs
Davis New York Venture
Lord Abbett Small Cap Blend
Thornburg Core Growth
Janus Adviser Forty

On 25-03-2006 Rs. 50,000.00
On 30-03-2007 Rs. 50,000.00
On 15-04-2008 Rs. 50,000.00

I got a total gain of Rs. 45,000 from the investment scheme. I want to calculate the average yearly interest I received and the calculations. Please provide formulae also.