Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:57 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

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho smiles before their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England August 18, 2014.
Chelsea FC: Managing A Different Club In England A Possibility, According To Mourinho

By IBTimes AU

Jose Mourinho revealed that managing a club in England apart from Chelsea could be a possibility in the future. (6:27 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA;Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) congratulates Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) after making a last second shot in the second half in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda C
NBA News: Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey Retaliates To Marc Cuban’s Accusations

By IBTimes AU

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey fires back at Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for comments made by the latter that his team is foregoing team chemistry for mathematical analysis. (10:55 am)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION, NEW YORK

An Australian Institute Of Marine Science (AIMS) diver inspects large Porites coral on the Great Barrier Reef, in this handout photo released to Reuters on February 10, 2011.
Australia’s Scientific Investments At 30-Year Decline, Country Risks Falling Behind Future Technology

By IBTimes AU

Australia's scientific investments have reached a 30-year low. Experts fear the country will fall behind other nations in terms of R&D capabilities in the future. (9:40 am)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN

German Chancellor Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Harper address joint news conference at Chancellery in Berlin
Canada Signs Trade Pact With European Union: Ratification Of Treaty By EU Will Hinge On Germany's Stand

By IBTimes AU

The deal comes close on the heels of similar deals with China and South Korea. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION

New Zealand Dollar
New Zealand Economy Benefits From Australia's Big Investments; Kiwi Down After RNBZ Comments

By IBTimes AU

Australia continues to be New Zealand's leading investor with assets worth $115 billion. The New Zealand dollar has fallen to a new low after the central bank expressed its concerns of a possible intervention. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA

A model demonstrates a Nexus One smartphone
Zound the Designer Earphone Maker To Venture Into The Smartphone Industry

By IBTimes AU

Zound a Swedish company is all set to launch its smartphone in Las Vegas in a consumer electronics show in January 2015. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, SMARTPHONE

Malaysian Airlines Jet
Lloyds Of London Estimates $600 Million Hit On Insurance Industry Over MH Jets & Rebel Seizure Of Libya Airport

By IBTimes AU

The global insurance industry is bracing itself for a $600 million hit for 2014 in the aftermath of the two Malaysia Airlines tragedies and the seizure by rebels of the Tripoli airport in Libya. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: AIG, JAPAN, STORM, DISASTERS, LIBYA, LONDON

n office worker walks past an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) window showing the main losses for the day in central Sydney July 23, 2012. Australian shares slumped 1.7 percent on Monday, the biggest one-day fall in seven weeks, as investors fled from
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 25, 2014

By Comsec

The local share market continued the ebb and flow of recent days. There was a short lived flourish at the open that saw the market with a near 37 point gain at its peak in the first half hour of the session. (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

An Apple Watch is shown during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino
Apple Watch Comes With 512 MB RAM And 4 GB Internal Storage

By IBTimes AU

Apple Watch which takes on Moto 360 and Gear S smartwatches will feature 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage (Sep 24)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, ANDROID

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Roubini Global Economics Forecasts 20% Decline In Value Of Aussie Dollar, Economic Slowdown

By IBTimes AU

Roubini Global Economics warned on Monday that Australia's economy would slow down in 2015 due to the weaker Chinese economy and trimmer Australian federal budget. It would lead to growth of only 2 per cent, more interest rate cuts and a 20 per cent decline in the value of the Aussie currency. (Sep 23)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA