Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:13 PM PDT

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 08 - The Times of India

‘IOC, EIL disinvestment in January’

Jan 07 - The Times of India

States join rush to clear projects

Jan 06 - The Times of India

Old Mutual appoints two women to board

Jan 06 - Financial Times

Optimism among CFOs hits three-year high

Jan 05 - Financial Times

Articles About Investment

‘Suits’ Season 4: ‘Not Outrageous’ Spoilers from Aaron Krosh

By IBTimes AU

Aaron Krosh, creator of "Suits," believes in spilling spoilers unlike some of the other TV series' creators. At the time "Suits" Season 3 wrapped-up, he was delighting his show's fans with interviews, which were chockful... (11:27 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, LAW SCHOOL

Stocks Fall as Nasdaq Slides; Dollar Eases on Jobs Data
Australian Dollar Outlook - 24 April 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar consolidated overnight, following the sharp fall it recorded in response to yesterday’s softer CPI report and is currently trading around USD 0.9285. (9:57 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, FEDERAL RESERVE, GDP

‘Suits’ Season 4 Update: Premiere Date Announced, Mike to be at Odds with Harvey

By IBTimes AU

USA Network has announced that "Suits" will return for Season 4 on June 11, 2014. The new season gets a new day, Wednesday. The second installment of Season 3 aired on Thursdays. (9:55 pm)

Awesome iPhone 6 Render with Wraparound Screen, Touch ID Surface as More Clues Point to Apple Phablet Release Date on Q1 2014
Earlier iPhone 6 Release Date on Q3 2014 Confirmed by Leaked Metal Casing & Display Glass Details – Reports

By IBTimes AU

The iPhone 6 release date this 2014 could prove earlier than expected as detailed leaks on the device’s final make, specifically its body materials, surfaced this week. (9:43 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, BARCLAYS, MORGAN STANLEY, SAMSUNG

Moving Oil by Rail Safely Major Industry Concern
Buffett: Moving Oil by Rail Safely Major Industry Concern

By Reuters

Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised concerns about how to transport oil safely. (9:28 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IBM, WARREN BUFFETT, CRUDE OIL, NEW YORK, MANAGEMENT

The sun rises behind the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch, May 18, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach
Tech Bubble Rising? Greenlight's David Ernhorn Sees Second Bubble in 15 Years Amid Facebook, Twitter Slump

By IBTimes AU

Greenlight Capital's David Ernhorn has declared in his fund's quarterly investor letter that he sees another tech bubble coming possibly in 15 years. In a CNBC report, Mr Ernhorn wrote that "there is a clear consensus" of the coming of a second tech bubble. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: LEHMAN BROTHERS, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Whatsapp
WhatsApp User-base Breaches Record 500 Million Mark; Indians Form the Biggest Chunk

By IBTimes IN

Popular messenger service, WhatsApp recently acquired by Facebook has breached the 500 million user base mark on Tuesday (22 April). (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, INDIA, MEXICO, MICROSOFT, BLACKBERRY

Gold Slips Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data; on Track for Third Weekly Loss
Gold Hovers Near 2-1/2 Month Lows on Firm Equities, Fund Outflows

By Reuters

Gold was steady but near its lowest in more than two months on Wednesday, with stronger equities denting the metal's safe-haven appeal and outflows from bullion funds showing weak investor appetite. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, EXISTING HOME SALES, MANUFACTURING, ELECTIONS

China IPO Promised Land Turns to Desert as Regulator Review Stokes Confusion
China IPO Promised Land Turns to Desert as Regulator Review Stokes Confusion

By Reuters

Dozens of Chinese companies have abandoned plans to list in the mainland this year, as confusion reigns among executives, bankers and investors over an opaque regulatory review that's clouding what was touted as a banner year for new stock debuts. (Apr 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RETAIL, SECURITIES LAW

Reliance Q4 Sales Rise, Refining Margin Narrows
Reliance Q4 Sales Rise, Refining Margin Narrows

By Reuters

Energy company Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) posted nearly flat fourth-quarter profits, in line with estimates, as a slimmer margin in its oil refining business offset higher revenue. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, TELECOMS, INDIA, BP PLC

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