Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:53 PM EST

Investment

Investment is putting money into something with the hope of profit. More specifically, investment is the commitment of money or capital to the purchase of financial instruments or other assets so as to gain profitable returns in the form of interest, income (dividends), or appreciation (capital gains) of the value of the instrument. It is related to saving or deferring consumption. Investment is involved in many areas of the economy, such as business management and finance no matter for households, firms, or governments. An investment involves the choice by an individual or an organization, such as a pension fund, after some analysis or thought, to place or lend money in a vehicle, instrument or asset, such as property, commodity, stock, bond, financial derivatives (e.g. futures or options), or the foreign asset denominated in foreign currency, that has certain level of risk and provides the possibility of generating returns over a period of time.

Headlines Around the Web

Oil ministry opposes IOC selloff

Jan 09 - The Times of India

‘IOC, EIL disinvestment in January’

Jan 08 - The Times of India

States join rush to clear projects

Jan 07 - The Times of India

Old Mutual appoints two women to board

Jan 07 - Financial Times

Optimism among CFOs hits three-year high

Jan 06 - Financial Times

Articles About Investment

Pacquiao vs. Algieri weigh-in in Macau
Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri Betting Odds: American Knockout Of Filipino Pays $10,000 From A $100 Bet

By IBTimes AU

A complete list of the sports betting odds available for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri fight on Sunday, Nov. 23 in Macau (Nov 22)

CF-18 Hornet fighter jets depart from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, October 21, 2014, in this Royal Canadian Air Force handout photo provided on October 22, 2014. The jets are part of the Canadian Armed Forces? contribution to coalition assistance to securit
Western Victory Vs ISIS Still Years Away; Canada Conducts 2nd Airstrike

By IBTimes AU

It is still too early to claim victory over the ISIS, a retired U.S. general said. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Visitors enjoy beer during their visit to the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich September 28, 2014. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital for the Oktoberfest, which runs until October 5. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Germany, Not U.S., Is The World’s Favorite Country; UK, Canada, Australia Maintain Top 10 Spots

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. has lost the prime spot of being the world's favourite country to Germany, no thanks to Russia and Egypt which heavily tested its commitment to global peace and security. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, EGYPT

Kendall Jenner arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.
Kendall Jenner Boosts Estée Lauder Instagram Page By Thousands

By IBTimes AU

Kendall Jenner helps Estée Lauder boost its online presence. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: KIM KARDASHIAN, STORM

U.S. Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine USS Hawaii is berthed at a dock at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, August 22, 2014. The U.S. navy said on Friday that the country was looking to increase the quality of the submarines deployed
Australia's Submarine Project: US And Japan To Join As Technology Partners

By IBTimes AU

China's military build up is causing an arms race in the region. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, LOS ANGELES

Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Facebook
Facebook Addiction: Insight On Why Users Don’t Want To Log-Out

By IBTimes AU

The social media giant has 1.35 million active users to date and it’s fascinating to know how each user gets totally hooked with the site. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, ADDICTION

An Ebola Virus Treatment Center In Monrovia
New Zealand Approves Sending Of Kiwi Medical Workers To Fight Ebola In Sierra Leone

By IBTimes AU

The New Zealand government has confirmed it will be sending medical workers to help fight Ebola in West Africa. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Manhattan Skyline
London Real Estate: Foreign Governments Making A Beeline With China, Qatar and Kuwait Ahead In Race

By IBTimes AU

The demand is understandable given that London is the most lucrative international property market. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HSBC, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, LONDON

Nokia Employees Unfold Banners
Nokia Brand: Still Undead And Plans For A Comeback

By IBTimes AU

It looks like Nokia is still in the running and the company is looking at the licensing business to push its comeback. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, SAMSUNG, MANUFACTURING, MANAGEMENT, SMARTPHONE, LONDON

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California
Apple Inc (AAPL) Stock Surge Continues at $114; Record Market Cap Trigger Talks of Apple Reaching $1 Trillion

By IBTimes AU

Apple Inc stock continues to do well in the market as it reached another peak at $114. Its record-breaking market capitalisation is higher than the entire stock markets of Russia, Singapore and Italy. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., MANAGEMENT, RUSSIA