An investor allocates capital with the expectation of a future financial return. Types of investments include: equity, debtsecurities, real estate, currency, commodity, derivatives such as put and call options, etc. This definition makes no distinction between those in the primary and secondary markets. That is, someone who provides a business with capital and someone who buys a stock are both investors. An investor who owns a stock is a shareholder.
The assumption of risk in anticipation of gain but recognizing a higher than average possibility of loss. The term "speculation" implies that a business or investment risk can be analyzed and measured, and its distinction from the term "investment" is one of degree of risk. It differs from gambling, which is based on random outcomes.
Investors can include stock traders but with this distinguishing characteristic: investors are owners of a company which entails responsibilities.
Investor AB is a Swedishinvestment company, founded in 1916 and still controlled by the Wallenberg family through their Foundation Asset Management company FAM. The company owns a controlling stake in several large Swedish companies with smaller positions in a number of other firms. At year-end 2013 it had a market value of 190.9 billionkronor (€21.4 billion, $29.4 billion), a discount to the Net Asset Value of 11.4%.
December 31, 2013 (in SEK m.)
Core holdings: 204,705
Financial investments: 32,256
Other assets: 1,560
Total assets: 238,521
Net Asset Value: 215,419
In 1916, new legislation made it more difficult for banks to own stocks in industrial companies on a long-term basis. Investor was formed as an investment part of Stockholms Enskilda Bank, at the time the largest instrument of power in the Wallenberg family.
Investor held shares in the following companies as of 31 December 2013:
ABB - power and automation technology (8.4% stake, 8.4% voting rights)
The terms "online" and "offline" have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications in which "online" indicates a state of connectivity, while "offline" indicates a disconnected state. Common vernacular extended from their computing and telecommunication meanings and refers specifically to an Internet connection. Lastly, in the area of human interaction and conversation, discussions taking place during a business meeting are "online", while issues that do not concern all participants of the meeting should be "taken offline" — continued outside of the meeting.
In computer technology and telecommunication, online and offline are defined by Federal Standard 1037C. They are states or conditions of a "device or equipment" or of a "functional unit". To be considered online, one of the following may apply to a system: it is under the direct control of another device; it is under the direct control of the system with which it is associated; or it is available for immediate use on demand by the system without human intervention.
"Online" is a moderate up-tempo song whose lyrics satirize the online world, specifically MySpace. Here, the song's protagonist is a geek who lives at home with his parents, holds a job at the local Pizza Pitt pizzeria, and claims limited success in the dating world. Actually "five-foot-three and overweight", a fan of science fiction, and a mild asthmatic, the main character has an account on MySpace. There, he assumes a much more desirable personality: "Online, I'm out in Hollywood / I'm six-foot-five and I look damn good / I drive a Maserati / I'm a black-belt in karate / And I love a good glass of wine". Later in the song, he claims to live in Malibu, California, have a sexy, finely sculptured body, and pose for Calvin Klein Inc. and GQ. The fictitious alternate personalities make the geek claim that he is "so much cooler online". The album version of the song ends with a marching band playing the melody of the chorus, a reference to an earlier line where the protagonist claims to play tuba in a marching band.
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A new generation of young investors is adopting a get-rich-quick mentality towards investing and taking ever greater risks along the way ... Investors are willing to blow more than $200,000 to “own” an online video clip showing a great moment in NBA basketball history, which anybody can view for free on the web ... Watch out for online scams.
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There’s a multitude of ways that share investors like me can get exposure to e-commerce ...The Chinese online retailer was hit with a whopping $2.8bn fine over the weekend by regulators in the country ... It’s a combination I think could make investors like me gigantic returns in the years ahead.
Brendan McDermid/Reuters Goldman's international asset management CEO broke down four key themes retail investors should look out for ... The pandemic has accelerated a number of trends in the stock market that retail investors should keep an eye out for, Goldman's Fadi Abuali said in a recent in-house interview.
Tokyo shares had opened higher as investors took heart from Wall Street rallies propelled by optimistic growth expectations. Tokyo stocks erased early gains and closed lower on Monday in sluggish trade, with investors cautious ahead of Japan's corporate results season ... Before that, the market will lack new cues," Okasan Online Securities said.
As the coronavirus pandemic kept Pennsylvanians home in 2021, online gambling revenues surged ...Online gambling was legalized in the state in 2017 ... As Penn National's stock was added to the S&P 500 in March, it performed well, with investors highlighting the potential in online gambling as part of its appeal, according to CNBC.
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The directives come as China’s regulators pledge to curb the “reckless” push of technology firms into finance and crack down on monopolies online ... I don’t think the overhang is removed for Ant investors at this stage.” ... Investors are also awaiting final rules aimed at curbing online consumer lending, that were unveiled late last year.
The recast is a step toward meeting the demands of China’s watchdogs, who have pledged this year to curb the “reckless” push of technology firms into finance and are examining monopolies online. There is little clarity over how investors will judge the firm, which fetched a US$280 billion pre-money valuation before its IPO was halted.
... our business by broadening our wealth management services to include fully digitized securities brokerage, which is more critical than ever in today's environment as we see increasing appetite from corporate clients and investors for full service online securities platform.
corporations during the coronavirus pandemic, had asked investors to log in to the meeting remotely instead of attending in person. The shift to online has stymied many activist investor groups whose shareholder resolutions often animate the meetings, however.
It was immensely disheartening to learn that a delivery driver who lost his life savings was among many investors affected by online trading platform Torque's suspension of accounts (S'poreans who invested with crypto-trading platform Torque lose life savings, April 6).