investing

Definitions of investing
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n the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

Synonyms:
investment
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arbitrage
a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price
foreign direct investment
investing in United States businesses by foreign citizens (often involves stock ownership of the business)
leverage, leveraging
investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
risk arbitrage, takeover arbitrage
arbitrage involving risk; as in the simultaneous purchase of stock in a target company and sale of stock in its potential acquirer; if the takeover fails the arbitrageur may lose a great deal of money
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finance
the commercial activity of providing funds and capital

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