LeoGlossary: Investment

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a year ago - 1 minutes read

The acquisition of an asset with the goal of creating income or appreciation. Investors are seeking a return on the money they put in.

It is the outlay of some form of capital, time, money, or another asset, in hopes of a future return.

Speculation is when investors get assets with the intention of receiving price appreciation.

Some of the different investment vehicles that people can use:

An investment is a long term purchase whereas a trade is done with a short term horizon in mind.


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