capital investment

  

Definition

Money invested in a business venture with an expectation of income, and recovered through earnings generated by the business over several years. It is generally understood to be used for capital expenditure rather than for day-to-day operations (working capital) or other expenses.

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  • Making a big capital investment can be a very risky proposition but may also pay off big for you or your company.

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  • Some people believe that financial firms should make a large capital investment, however there are many people who do not agree with this philosophy.

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  • We had juvt finished our capital investment and were excited at the prospect of earning far more with it in the future.

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