investing

Definitions of investing
  1. noun
    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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