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Definition of Investment


  1. The act of investing, or the state of being invested.
  2. That with which anyone is invested; a vestment.
  3. The act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging by an armed force, or the state of being so surrounded.
  4. The laying out of money in the purchase of some species of property; the amount of money invested, or that in which money is invested.

Investment Quotations

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it's like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment.
Steve Jobs

The reality is that business and investment spending are the true leading indicators of the economy and the stock market. If you want to know where the stock market is headed, forget about consumer spending and retail sales figures. Look to business spending, price inflation, interest rates, and productivity gains.
Mark Skousen

Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.
Vince Cable

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
Ike Skelton
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Investment Translations

investment in French is investissement
investment in German is Investition, Investition, Kapitalanlage
investment in Norwegian is investering
investment in Swedish is investering
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