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.