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Is it anything purchased with the expectation of increased value?


I too would go for door number 3. Stocks and bonds, though considered an investment by just about any definition, are not guaranteed to increase in value, so definition 2 doesn't work, and simply spending money does not make an investment.

Google search brings up this: the action or process of investing money for profit or material result.

https://www.google.com/search?q=definition+of+investment&...

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