Investing is act of using money to make more money or it refers to the accumulation of some kind of assets in hope of getting a future return from it. I was just attempting to provide some basic principles to enable individuals get started with investing.
The reasons behind investment are far more important and will directly influence how and where to invest. Investing depends on the amount of money an individual has at their disposal. It is important to stress that investment takes many different forms all of which facilitate differing levels of investment. It determines the level of risk one can expose. If an investment is being made to safeguard a financial future the level of risk taken may be lower than an individual investing for fun. Investments generally made in three categories low, medium and high. Government bonds and savings accounts are low risk investments. Some types of shares or property are included in medium risk investments and high risk investments will certainly include shares in rapidly expanding companies exploring new markets.
Some of the common forms of investment are Government Bonds, Shares, Antiques, Properties, Savings, etc. Investing is the key to building wealth, but investing in and of itself is not enough. You have to invest wisely.