The action of purchasing something with the expectation of future profit, or more simply using money in the hope of making more money. In the business sense investing could be buying a piece of durable equipment (e.g. a new oven for a bakery) that in the future will create more business success. In finance, the purchase of stocks, bonds, and property is an example of investing because these items accrue value and can later be sold at a higher price to make a profit.

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You should try to find a good place for investing your money so that it can make more for you.

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Although we have gotten repeat business at our new location, we are still wary of investing in new, expensive equipment.

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The primary concern for us was to be investing, which entailed constantly reading everything, and buying to hold for the long term.

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