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v. to put money into a business or buy property or securities for the purpose of eventually obtaining a profit. This is distinguished from a gift or a loan made merely to accommodate a friend or taking a complete gamble. (See: investment)

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TO INVEST, contracts. To lay out money in such a manner that it may bring a revenue; as, to invest money in houses or stocks; to give possession.
     2. This word, which occurs frequently in the canon law, comes from the Latin word investire, which signifies to clothe or adorn and is used, in that system of jurisprudence, synonymously with enfeoff. Both words signify to put one into the possession of, or to invest with a fief, upon his taking the oath of fealty or fidelity to the prince or superior lord.

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None of us can anticipate which of these venues will hit upon the combination of services that best meets the needs of investors. That can only be revealed as competition establishes winners and losers.
The 116-point January 23 drop seemed to be set off in part by investors using "technical analysis," the practice of charting broad market trends and selling off when the market seems to have reached a certain plateau, and in part by traders selling stocks and futures to exploit discrepancies between the stock and futures prices.
Mundt, president and chief investment officer of Principal Real Estate Investors.
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If you're at the point where you've put in everything you have, this is where angel investors come in."
Despite all these drawbacks, countless investors persist in trying to time the market, jumping in and out of the market as if investing were akin to watching a spate of TV shows on a Saturday night.
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All parties act in their own rational self-interest, but the two different kinds of investors have different interests.

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