Financial Investing

Financial investment is the purchase of financial assets to increase income or wealth in the future. Investors must choose among investments that have different risks and expected rates of return. Investments with higher expected rates of return tend to have greater risk. Diversification of investment among a number of choices can lower investment risk.

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  • There is No Free Lunch in Investing (Financial Fitness for Life: Theme 5, Lesson
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  • Financial Institutions in the U.S. Economy (Learning, Earning, and Investing: Lesson 11)
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  • Understanding Financial Markets, 2007-2009 (Teaching Financial Crises, Lesson 8)

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