In contrast putting money into something with an expectation of gain without thorough analysis, without security of principal, and without security of return is speculation or gambling.
Associate Professor Operations & Information Systems 366 Bertrand H.
This application is a continuation in part of co-pending application Ser. Other web sites allow a user to made an offer to buy products at a price specified by the buyer, much as an individual might make an offer to buy a product at a particular price in a face to face situation.
Web sites such as those described above in essence utilize the internet to automate a conventional buying process.
Investment has different meanings in finance and economics.