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DEFINITION of 'Investing'

The act of committing money or capital to an endeavor (a business, project, real estate, etc.) with the expectation of obtaining an additional income or profit. Investing also can include the amount of time you put into the study of a prospective company, especially since time is money.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Investing'

Investing is the key to building wealth, but investing in and of itself is not enough. You have to invest wisely!

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