investor

  

Definition

Neither a speculator (who takes on high risks for high rewards) nor a gambler (who takes on the risk of total loss for out of proportion rewards) but one whose primary objectives are preservation of the original investment (the principal), a steady income, and capital appreciation. See also investment.

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  • The investor had a strategy of buy and hold as he was focused on the long term as any smart businessman is.

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  • I was a top investor in their film company and I knew that they were going to do a great job making films.

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  • It's very common for individuals who are trying to start their own business to look into finding an investor to provide them with start up money.

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