An investor is a person that allocates capital with the expectation of a future financial return.[1] Types of investments include: equity, debt securities, real estate, currency, commodity, token, derivatives such as put and call options, futures, forwards, etc. This definition makes no distinction between the investors 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.

Essential quality

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.[2][full citation needed]

Investors can include stock traders but with this distinguishing characteristic: investors are owners of a company which entails responsibilities.[3]

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azərbaycanca: İnvestor
čeština: Investor
dansk: Investor
eesti: Investor
français: Investisseur
한국어: 투자가
हिन्दी: निवेशक
Bahasa Indonesia: Investor
қазақша: Инвестор
lietuvių: Investuotojas
македонски: Инвеститор
മലയാളം: നിക്ഷേപകൻ
नेपाली: लगानीकर्ता
日本語: 投資家
norsk: Investor
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਨਿਵੇਸ਼ਕ
polski: Inwestor
română: Investitor
русский: Инвестор
Tagalog: Mamumuhunan
татарча/tatarça: Инвестор
тоҷикӣ: Инвестор
українська: Інвестор
Tiếng Việt: Nhà đầu tư
中文: 投資者