This post has two purposes #1 Topbut anything beyond the last thread - which I tried to ignore, but TMF software keeps telling me there are new posts to read#2 To seriously ask what is an investment -It is something you put money into? Like mutual fund or rose bushIs it anything that increases in value?Is it anything purchased with the expectation of increased value?
I'd go with your last definition, more or less. Also include possibility of it throwing off earnings in a dividend stream.http://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/investment.asp
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&...IP
I also like your third choice, but, I have a bit of a problem with your choice of the word "purchased". I don't see someone "purchasing" a bank savings account.I (or someone) would like to help with your #1, but, I'm not sure of the problem or question. "Topbut anything beyond the last thread" ???Bob
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