An investment is an asset which is purchased with the expectation that it will generate income or will appreciate over time. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth. In finance, an investment is a monetary asset purchased with the idea that the asset will provide income in the future or will later be sold at a higher price for a profit.
Some common form of investements include real estate, stocks, bonds & mutual funds. While there is some risk that the value of the investements will decrease rather than increase, investement is still one of the best ways to grow your wealth. Lately, investing in mutual funds has emerged as one of the safest ways to invest in markets and grow wealth over long period of time.