Category: Money & Wealth
The rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising and, consequently, the purchasing power of currency is falling. Central banks attempt to limit inflation and avoid deflation, in order to keep the economy running smoothly. The real value of a unit of currency today is less than it was yesterday due to rising prices.
1. To spend or utilize your attention, time, money or effort for future advantage or benefit. 2. To commit (money or capital) in order to gain a financial return: invested their savings in stocks and bonds. 3. To devote morally or psychologically, as to a purpose; commit.
To endow with authority or power. 4. To install in office with a ceremony. 5. To provide with an enveloping or pervasive quality.
1. The outlay of money, for example, by depositing it in a bank or buying stock in a company, with the object of making a profit. 2. An amount of money invested in something for the purpose of making a profit. 3. Something such as a company, endeavor, or object that money is invested in with the goal of making a profit. 4. A contribution of something such as time, energy, or effort to an activity, project, or undertaking, in the expectation of a benefit. 5. A purchase, especially something that somebody should be able to use for a relatively long time (informal.) 6. The outlay of money that a company’s existing buildings, equipment, and materials are equivalent to.
1. A person making investment recommendations in return for a flat fee or percentage of assets managed, known as a commission. 2. An individual who has the day-to-day responsibility of investing and monitoring the cash and securities within a fund’s portfolio in order to achieve the fund’s objectives.
A vehicle is a medium for the expression, communication, or achievement of ideas, information, power, goals or objectives. Therefore, an Investment Vehicle is a medium for the achievement of investment objectives. Different vehicles suit different purposes, just like automobiles can be chosen for comfort, speed, reliability, endurance, road conditions, retaining value, prestige, etc. an investment has attributes that accomplish certain goals. Balancing the investment timeframe, risk profile, expected return, capital growth vs income, enables an investor to select a vehicle that matches their exact profile. For example, if your investment plan involves a target monthly income goal, then you will select a very different vehicle than you would if capital growth was your objective.