This definition makes no distinction between those in the primary and secondary markets. That is, someone who provides a business with capital and someone who buys a stock are both investors. An investor who owns a stock is a shareholder.
The assumption of risk in anticipation of gain but recognizing a higher than average possibility of loss. The term “speculation” implies that a business or investment risk can be analyzed and measured, and its distinction from the term “investment” is one of degree of risk. It differs from gambling, which is based on random outcomes.
Investors can include stock traders but with this distinguishing characteristic: investorsare owners of a company which entails responsibilities
Investors might also be classified according to their styles. In this respect, an important distinctiveinvestor psychology trait is risk attitude.
Stocks Next Week Key events are scheduled for the companies listed below next week. Notable earnings reports: Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) and Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) on October 16; Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on October 17; USB (NYSE:USB), American Express (NYSE:AXP), United Continental (NYSE:UAL), Supervalu (NYSE:SVU), Alcoa (NYSE:AA) on October 18; PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG),
Week Ahead In the US, housing data will take center stage with existing home sales, building permits, and housing starts likely showing the impact from recent hurricanes. In China, the focus will be on China’s National Party Congress and GDP growth, inflation, industrial production and retail trade figures. Investors will also be waiting for: UK
(European Session) – Dollar retreats as investors take profits; euro rebounds Dollar retreats The dollar pared earlier gains during the European trading hours as investors were engaging in profit-taking, while the euro managed to rebound despite political uncertainty remaining in the background. The dollar index retreated from the 1 ½-month high of 93.92, falling to 93.45 before
Stocks next week October 2 Key events are scheduled for the companies listed below next week. Notable earnings reports: Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:(CALM) on October 2; NovaGold Resources (NYSEMKT:NG), Paychex (NASDAQ:(PAYX) and Lennar (NYSE:(LEN) on October 3; PepsiCo (NYSE:(PEP) and Monsanto (NYSE:(MON) on October 4; Costco (NASDAQ:(COST), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), Yum China (NYSE:(YUMC) and Constellation Brands
Week Ahead October 2 In the US, the most important events will be nonfarm payrolls, wage growth, trade balance, factory orders, construction spending and ISM PMIs. Other key data include: Worldwide Markit PMI figures; Japan Tankan business sentiment; Eurozone unemployment and retail trade; and Germany factory orders. Also, the ECB will release its meeting minutes