Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:38 AM 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

Workers carry unfinished vibrators at Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory, on the outskirts of Fenghua, Zhejiang province, February 13, 2012.
New Zealand SMEs Want Cheaper Broadband Service And Less Tax Compliance

By IBTimes AU

The SMEs already enjoy a certain satisfaction level in tax matters and steps for more transparency can hike the comfort level. (3:47 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TAX POLICY, BROADBAND, MANAGEMENT

Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President at Apple, Inc. speaks about the iPhone 6 during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014.
iPhone 6 Called Android CopyCat: Galaxy S5, LG G3, HTC One M8 Among Other Phones Named Better

By IBTimes AU

Apple's announcement and release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus triggered mixed reactions from the market including the Android consumer base. (10:50 am)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, SONY, ANDROID, HTC

Mayweather New Girlfriend
Mayweather’s Next Gift To GF Bad Medina Is A Private Jet

By IBTimes AU

Three former partners of unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweater Jr have complained about the physical harm the welterweight division title holder had inflicted on them, yet females continue to fall for the tough guy until they taste his wrath and anger. (8:28 am)

MORE TOPICS: LAWSUIT, SILVER

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California
Hidden iPhone 6 Killer Specs & Features Exposed as Analysts Forecast 60M+ Buys by Dec 2014

By IBTimes AU

Even before its scheduled September 19 release date, the iPhone 6 has already presold some four million units, prompting market watchers to upgrade Apple’s projected haul in the final quarter of 2014. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, BROADBAND, SMARTPHONE

Apples are seen at RAJPOJ company, near Grojec August 4, 2014
What Is Black Apple -- And Why It Matters

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

There is a new type of apple and it's found in Australia. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

People cool off in the Trocadero fountains near the Eiffel Tower on a hot summer day in Paris July 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)
France, Germany Lead Europe's Commercial Real Estate Market

By IBTimes AU

Europe's commercial real estate investment market continued its strong growth during the first half of the year with France and Germany leading the way, Property Magazine International reported, utilising a study conducted by the CBRE Group. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Asia Rides Wall Street Rebound, Firm Yen Hits Tokyo Stocks
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 15, 2014

By Comsec

It was a tough day for the Australian market after the falls on Wall Street on Friday night and the weak Chinese data released on Saturday there was little hope of a strong day for the Aussie markets. By the close the All Ordinaries Index was down 1% to 5,475.4 points. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, BROADBAND

Fishing Boats Are Moored At Tomari Port in Naha On Japan's Southern Island Of Okinawa
New Zealand's Bay Marina Battle Goes To Court As Investors And Locals Are Determined To Fight It Out

By IBTimes AU

There must be a dialogue involving both the parties to arrive at a solution (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

APPLE-EARNINGS
Apple Ecosystem Will Help Increase Apple Sales With The Help Of The Apple Watch And Apple Pay

By IBTimes AU

Apple recently launched new products and its ecosystem could help increase its sales with the help of the Apple Watch and Apple Pay. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., STEVE JOBS, MANAGEMENT, SAMSUNG, SONY

Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 15, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market remained under the control of the selling fraternity on Monday morning. The weakness in Europe and the US continues to cast a pall over the local picture. US stocks ended last week under pressure, leading the S&P 500 to sh... (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, MANAGEMENT, RIO TINTO