Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:52 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

Sydney Café Owner Who Refused to Hire a Black Man Closes Doors

By IBTimes AU

Forbes & Burton Café closes down. (1:11 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

Destiny
‘Destiny’ To Get Day One Update From Beta Feedback As Devs Reveal Art And Visual Story

By IBTimes AU

“Destiny” has revealed some key findings for its beta run, including what they are now looking towards improving in the game upon launch. (11:17 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG

Alibaba
Studies Suggest Chinese E-Commerce Market to Outpace U.S. Soon

By IBTimes AU

A study by business consultant McKinsey & Co brought out the possibility that China's e-commerce market would soon outpace that of the U.S. very soon. It forecasts that the Chinese market will grow between $420 billion and $650 billion by 2020. (10:05 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RETAIL, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY

A Journalist Checks Out a Curved G Flex Smartphone
3 Basic Requirements to Start Converting Your House into a Smart Home

By IBTimes AU

Will you trade your home for a smart home that knows when you have arrived, or have been built with energy-efficient materials? How about one with the capability to adjust automatically based on weather conditions or brews your coffee the moment you ... (10:03 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, MANAGEMENT, SMARTPHONE, SONY

IBM Logo
IBM Opens $1.2 Billion Data Centre in Melbourne & Sydney

By IBTimes AU

Technology giant IBM said on Tuesday that it would open two SoftLayer data centres in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. The first, to open in September at Deer Park in Melbourne, is part of IBM's $1.2 billion global investment that aims to expand its cloud computing footprint. (10:00 am)

MORE TOPICS: IBM, AUSTRALIA, CLOUD COMPUTING, LONDON

A runner kisses the finish line after completing the 118th Boston Marathon in Boston
Chicago Marathon Brings Over $253 Million in Business

By IBTimes AU

An independent study found that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory continues to be a key economic driver and contributes an estimated $253. (9:57 am)

MORE TOPICS: BANK OF AMERICA, RETAIL, NEW JERSEY

European Central Bank
European Central Bank Advises Action to Boost Demand and Employment In EU

By IBTimes AU

Low inflation sums up the weakness of the economies in the 28 member European Union (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California
Sept 19 iPhone 6 Release Date Confirmed as Apple Eyes Production Start of A9-Powered iPhone 6S – Reports

By IBTimes AU

The reported September 19 iPhone 6 release date seems all but confirmed as fresh signs emerged that Apple is already making preparations for the large-scale assembly of the upcoming handset’s replacement that gets to see unpacking in 2015. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, MANUFACTURING, IPAD, SMARTPHONE

Global stock market indices
Survey Says Many Investors Unaware of True State of Stock Market

By IBTimes AU

A Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index study in late June found that many investors are unaware of the true state of the stock market. The bases of that conclusion were the responses of American investors who had at least $10,000... (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, WELLS FARGO, RETAIL, NEW JERSEY

Ukraine Independence Day
Pro-Russian Rebels Parade Captive Soldiers as Ukraine Celebrates 23rd Independence Day

By IBTimes AU

Pro-Russian rebels forced captive Ukrainian soldiers to march in a parade in Donetsk while in Kyiv, Ukraine celebrates its 23rd Independence Day (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE, LAWYER