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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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investorin‧vest‧or /ɪnˈvestə $ -ər/ ●●○ AWL noun [countable]  BFsomeone who gives money to a company, business, or bank in order to get a profit
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investorThat refund policy takes effect for investors as of Feb. 29, it said.Most of the venture funds have come from foreign investors.The approach is attractive to foreign investors.Foreign investors have shown considerable interest in the venture.More recently, he managed private partnerships for institutional investors, along with Breazzano.But few really think like investors.In the first few days of trading this year, nervous investors have already punished high-technology companies that have reported disappointing earnings.But even that market has suffered an attack of investor nerves.It is a disequilibrium situation which can not survive as it offers investors a profitable arbitrage opportunity.The British Gas sale attracted 4.5 million applications from small investors.Our financial consultants can advise the small investor.Having made the initial payment, the investor need make no further effort.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinvestorin-vest-or /ɪnˈvestə-ər/ noun [countable]FINANCE a person or organization that invests money in order to make a profitInvestors are confused about where to put their money in stocks.Investor confidence in the market is growing.investor inBritain is the second largest foreign investor in Mexico. A financier is a person or organization that provides money for investment. It can also be someone who works in a financial institution and is responsible for particular investments. For example, a corporate financier arranges investments in companies. A backer is a general word for someone who supports a plan, person, or company by giving them money. A speculator is someone who buys goods, shares, property, or foreign currency etc in the hope that their value will increase so that they can be sold again at a much higher price and make a large profit. A venture capitalist is someone who invests money in new businesses, especially when this involves taking risks. angel investor institutional investor personal investor private investor professional investor retail investor risk-averse investor small investor value investor vulture investor
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