WHAT IS INVESTMENT?

Investing is the act of committing money or capital to an endeavor, with the expectation of obtaining an additional income or profit. Investment is important to accomplish one’s financial goals and provides buffer for unforeseen expenses that may arise in future.

“When you invest, you are committing money or another resource in the expectation of some future benefit”

Investopedia – An investment is an asset or item acquired with the goal of generating income or appreciation. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth.

Mariam Webster Dictionary – the outlay of money usually for income or profit

Dictionary.com

The investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, appreciation in value.

Famous Quotes on Investment:

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett

“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch

“If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.” – George Soros

Famous Warren Buffet Quotes:

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.”

“Our favorite holding period is forever.”

“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.”