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An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Trading, Markets, Instruments, and Processes by R. Tee Williams

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Investing

We define investment as the process of putting disposable funds to work as productive assets with the intent that they will produce additional income for the individual or entity that invests the funds (see Figure 1.1). In Book 1, An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Market Basics, we saw that in value terms the majority of investment in the world today takes place under the management of professional institutional investors. The process we detail in this chapter occurs both for individuals and institutional investors, but we describe the more formal process usually employed by institutions.

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Figure 1.1 Investing

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