Monday, September 1, 2014 11:52 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

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key in an election meeting
Chinese Foreign Minister’s Visit To New Zealand Sparks Row

By IBTimes AU

The concerns of the opposition could have been addressed by planning the visit suitably. (3:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, ELECTIONS

A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district
Be Careful of Apple's All-Time High, iPhone 6 Release Features to Watch Out

By IBTimes AU

The market's attention over Apple's upcoming hardware cycle proves its position. It also draws positive response from analysts with some forecasting record-breaking results. The reported features of the iPhone 6 make Apple one of the most anticipated companies this coming quarter. (Aug 31)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE

File photo of Apple's iPhone 5S being displayed at an Apple shop in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district
Apple iPhone 6 Actual Release Date after September 9 Confirmed 128GB Variant with New Resolution

By IBTimes AU

Apple's September 9 announcement but not actual release of the iPhone 6 makes sense not just for marketing’s sake. Apple's decision not to release the iPhone 6 on September 9 is not just about production problems rather, it may also have something to do with the company's stocks. (Aug 31)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shows off his company's new Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, Washington June 18, 2014.
Facebook and Amazon Crackdown on Google's Ad with New Plans and Data Management

By IBTimes AU

Google has been the ad leader for many years now. It has been at the top of online advertising but being in tech means there is always someone out there preparing to challenge that. Facebook and Amazon appear intent on getting a part of the online marketing share from Google. (Aug 31)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, FACEBOOK, ADVERTISING, MANAGEMENT

French President Francois Hollande
French PM Woos Business With Reform Promises: Critics Call It Old Wine in New Bottle

By IBTimes AU

Governments need to work out, out of the box solutions than bending backwards to appease business sector (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: DEUTSCHE BANK, MANUFACTURING, NEW YORK

Australia's Prime Minister Abbott speaks during session of World Economic Forum in Davos
Tony Abbott May Break His Election Promise If Gov't Cuts Australia's Renewable Energy Target

By IBTimes AU

The recent renewable energy report has suggested that Australia should weaken or cut its emissions target for being costly. Many were against the findings of a review led by a climate sceptic. (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TONY ABBOTT

‘Suits’ Season 4 Update: Rachel, Mike Currently In A Better Place After A Short Break-Up

By IBTimes AU

Rachel and Mike are now in a better place, according to Aaron Korsh, creator of "Suits." However, he has no clue what is in store for this couple in the future. (Aug 28)

Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 28, 2014

By Comsec

Local sellers have been chastened by the performance of US stocks over the course of recent sessions. US indices may have been flat in overnight trade but the willingness of the S&P 500 to remain in the range of the 2000 mark has meant that domestic ... (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, QANTAS

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Study Shows Gap Between What Advisors Say and What Resonates with Investors

By IBTimes AU

A new study by Pershing Square, a unit of BNY Mellon company, showed that an effective value proposition strengthens audience connections and fosters growth, yet many advisors have had little objective guidance in formulating such statements until now. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, NEW JERSEY, MANAGEMENT

A man looks at an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average (top C) and various countries' stock indices, as passers-by walk past outside a brokerage in Tokyo April 16, 2014.
Tokyo Encourages Kids to Invest in Stock Market With Tax-Free Incentives

By IBTimes AU

Japan is encouraging its young people to invest in the stock market through a plan to expand an existing tax-free investment program that targets citizens aged 20 and above. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, RETAIL, BANK OF JAPAN, NEW JERSEY