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Financial market
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Investors
There are two basic financial market participant catagories, Investor vs. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ...

Speculators
speculation
Speculation is the buying, holding, and selling of stocks, commodities, futures, currencies, collectibles, real estate, or any valuable thing to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income - dividends, rent etc. ... Speculation involves the buying, holding, and selling of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, collectibles, real estate, derivatives or any valuable financial instrument to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income via methods such as dividends or interest. ...

Institutional investors
Insurance companies
Investment banks
Hedge funds
Mutual funds
Pension funds
Private equity funds
Venture capital funds
Banks
Credit Unions
Trusts
Prime Brokers
An institutional investor is an investor who is an institution like a bank, insurance fund, retirement fund, or mutual fund manager. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... Investment banks help companies and governments and their agencies to raise money by issuing and selling securities in the primary market. ... A hedge fund is a private investment fund charging a performance fee and typically open to only a very limited range of qualified investors. ... A mutual fund is a form of collective investments that pools money from many investors and invests it in stocks, bonds, short-term money market instruments, and/or other securities. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A private equity fund is a collaboration of funds that directs a private companys or individuals equity, either in the stock market or in real estate. ... Venture capital is a general term to describe financing for startup and early stage businesses as well as businesses in turn around situations. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... A credit union is a cooperative financial institution that is owned and controlled by its members. ... A trust company is normally owned by one of three types of structures; an independent partnership, a bank, or a law firm, each of which specialize in being a trustee of various kinds of trusts, and managing estates. ... Prime Brokerage is a service sold by investment banks to hedge funds. ...


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Corporate finance
Personal finance
Public finance
Banks and Banking
Financial regulation
This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... There are two basic financial market participant catagories, Investor vs. ... Domestic credit to private sector in 2005 Corporate finance is an area of finance dealing with the financial decisions corporations make and the tools and analysis used to make these decisions. ... Personal finance is the application of the principles of finance to the monetary decisions of an individual or family unit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Financial supervision is government supervision of financial institutions by regulators. ...

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An investor is any party that makes an investment. Invest redirects here. ...


However paddy is gay woth thomas 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. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For alternative meanings, see bond (a disambiguation page). ... For security (collateral), the legal right given to a creditor by a borrower, see security interest A security is a fungible, negotiable interest representing financial value. ... Funding or financing is to provide capital (funds), which means money for a project, a person, a business or any other private or public institutions. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Derivatives traders at the Chicago Board of Trade. ... Personal property is a type of property. ... In business and accounting an asset is anything owned, whether in possession or by right to take possession, by a person or a group acting together, e. ...


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. In finance, a capital gain is profit that results from the appreciation of a capital asset over its purchase price. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ...


Types of investors

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In jurisprudence, a natural person is a human being perceptible through the senses and subject to physical laws, as opposed to an artificial person, i. ... In common law legal systems, a trust is a contractual relationship in which a person or entity (the trustee) has legal title to certain property (the trust property or trust corpus), but is bound by a fiduciary duty to exercise that legal control for the benefit of one or more... See also: Collector, New South Wales a town This is a list of noted collectors. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... For the province in the Philippines, see Antique (province) and for the band, see Antique (duo). ... Angel Investors (or simply Angels) are affluent individuals who provide capital for business start-ups, usually in exchange for an equity stake. ... Venture capital is a general term to describe financing for startup and early stage businesses as well as businesses in turn around situations. ... Investment banks assist corporations in raising funds in the public markets (both equity and debt), as well as provide strategic advisory services for mergers, acquisitions and other types of transactions. ... Historically, the term business referred to activities or interests. ... Investment trusts are companies that invest in the shares of other companies. ... // A Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT (rēt, rhymes with treat) is a tax designation for a corporation investing in real estate that reduces or eliminates corporate income taxes. ... The central idea of a mutual fund is to enable investors to pool their money and place it under professional investment management. ... The term hedge fund dates back to the first such fund founded by Alfred Winslow Jones in 1949. ... A publicly traded corporation often refers to a company whose shares are traded on the open market, such as a stock market. ...

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The Investor's Clearinghouse from the Alliance for Investor Education (522 words)
For example, a runout contour shows a set of contour lines that indicate the probability of running out of money as withdrawal rates and stock percentages change (the test portfolios are a combination of stocks and bonds).
For example, say an investor wants to take no more than a 10 percent risk of running out of money by the end of the 30-year period.
By looking at the contour lines, this investor will easily see they can use a withdrawal rate of no more than 3.5 percent if they're 100 percent in bonds or up to 4.4 percent given a 50/50 bond/stock allocation...
Investor Definition (225 words)
An investor is a person or entity that purchases assets with the objective of receiving a financial return.
Generally, an investor has a longer time horizon for achieving a return, which may include regular cash payments from the income the asset generates, capital appreciation from the rise in the asset price, or both.
A young investor tends to buy assets with price appreciation potential, because a 25-year-old investor has many years for the asset to appreciate before the funds are needed for retirement.
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