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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

5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Release Date Pegged for December; Other OEMs Likely to Hike Price by 5% to 10%; No Sapphire for 4.7-Inch Model
Apple's Tim Cook Earns a Nod and Praise: Here's Why

By IBTimes AU

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, is receiving praise and admiration for being a visionary and “thinking big.” UBS, a world-renowned investment firm went as much as advising Wall Street to be bullish on Apple. (11:29 pm)

A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district
iPhone 6 New Release to Come with Solar Display for Wireless Charging and Better Battery life

By IBTimes AU

Apple's iPhone 6 continue to confuse the market with its upcoming features. Previously, predictions established that the device will come with a sapphire display but the remains debatable with current market conditions. (7:50 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, IPAD, CLIMATE CHANGE

‘Suits’ Season 4: Harvey Wants Mike Back in Pearson Specter in Episode 7, We’re Done [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

This season, Mike Ross has hit rock-bottom, and the job loss is just one of the worries. Rachel is going to add to his misery, as she is set to tell him about her and Logan's kiss. For Mike, season three was a mixed one, but it ended on a note of stability. (Jul 30)

5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Release Date Pegged for December; Other OEMs Likely to Hike Price by 5% to 10%; No Sapphire for 4.7-Inch Model
Apple on 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Release Will Not Happen Until 2015 with Stocks Poised to Soar

By IBTimes AU

Apple's foray into the phablet arena marks one of the company's biggest leaps yet. However, the market may have to wait for a couple of months more as new production problems and forecasts suggest the delayed release. If Apple cannot work around its production, consumers may see the 5. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, MANAGEMENT

Euro and U.S. dollar banknotes
Australian Dollar Outlook - 30 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is slightly lower amid more signs the US economy is improving. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, FEDERAL RESERVE, RETAIL SALES, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Actresses Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen arrive for a Museum of Modern Art tribute to director Tim Burton in New York November 17, 2009
5 Hollywood Stars Who Are Also Business Tycoons

By IBTimes AU

They're not just performers; they mean serious business. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD

Chicken
El Pollo Loco Shareprice Up 33% on 1st Day of Trading

By IBTimes AU

Share prices of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc (Nasdaq: LOCO) increased by over 33% on its first day of trading on Friday, July 25, pointing to another hot stock for retail investors to look into. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: MORGAN STANLEY, NYSE, CALIFORNIA, RETAIL, ARIZONA, NEW JERSEY

Youths play pond hockey on Pigeon Lake near the town of Bobcaygeon
Debt-Laden Millennials Join Stock Market

By IBTimes AU

A behavioral finance expert said members of Generation Y, also known as Millennials, appear to view the stock market as a quick fix to their debt problems, mainly college debts. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, TWITTER, RETAIL, STUDENT LOAN, NEW JERSEY

A man walks past wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 26, 2014. Nearly 300 people, 193 of them Dutch citizens, were killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Ams
Malaysia Airlines Considers Changing Name After MH370 and MH17 Tragedies

By IBTimes AU

Malaysia Airlines is looking at rebranding options as the tragedies of MH370 and MH17 cast a shadow on the company as well as the entire aviation agency. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, OUTSOURCING

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California
iPhone 6 Release Date, 2014 Major Products Ramp Up Confirmed as Apple Spends $21B on R&D and More – Reports

By IBTimes AU

Apple has yet confirm its iPhone 6 release date plans this 2014 but one analyst is convinced that the tech giant is indeed gearing up for a major makeover of its flagship smartphone plus other devices, owing to the company’s notable spending spike in the third quarter of the year. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, MORGAN STANLEY, ADVERTISING, IPAD, SMARTPHONE