AskDefine | Define investors

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  1. Plural of investor

Extensive Definition

See Investor AB for the Swedish investment company.
An investor is any party that makes an investment.
The term has taken on a specific meaning in finance to describe the particular types of people and companies that regularly purchase equity or debt securities for financial gain in exchange for funding an expanding company. Less frequently, the term is applied to parties who purchase real estate, currency, commodity derivatives, personal property, or other assets.
The term implies that a party purchases and holds assets in hopes of achieving capital gain, not as a profession or for short-term income.

Types of investors

Here is an overlapping, non-exclusive list of investor types
Also, investors might be classified according to their styles. In this respect, an important distinctive investor psychology trait is risk attitude.

See also

investors in German: Anleger
investors in Lithuanian: Investuotojas
investors in Japanese: 投資家
investors in Vietnamese: Nhà đầu tư
investors in Chinese: 投資者
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