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Asset allocation is the rigorous implementation of an investment strategy that attempts to balance risk versus reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio according to the investor's risk tolerance, goals and investment time frame.
In economics, capital consists of an asset that can enhance one's power to perform economically useful work.
Credit (from Latin credit, "(he/she/it) believes") is the trust which allows one party to provide money or resources to another party where that second party does not reimburse the first party immediately (thereby generating a debt), but instead promises either to repay or return those resources (or other materials of equal value) at a later date.
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
Direct finance is a method of financing where borrowers borrow funds directly from the financial market without using a third party service, such as a financial intermediary.
In finance, diversification is the process of allocating capital in a way that reduces the exposure to any one particular asset or risk.
A donation is a gift for charity, humanitarian aid, or to benefit a cause.
Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business.
Equity crowdfunding is the online offering of private company securities to a group of people for investment and therefore it is a part of the capital markets.
A financial intermediary is an institution or individual that serves as a middleman among diverse parties in order to facilitate financial transactions.
A financial market is a market in which people trade financial securities and derivatives such as futures and options at low transaction costs.
A foundation (also a charitable foundation) is a legal category of nonprofit organization that will typically either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the source of funding for its own charitable purposes.
Research funding is a term generally covering any funding for scientific research, in the areas of both "hard" science and technology and social science.
A government or state agency, sometimes an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an intelligence agency.
Grants are non-repayable funds or products disbursed or gifted by one party (grant makers), often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust, to a recipient, often (but not always) a nonprofit entity, educational institution, business or an individual.
Indirect finance is where borrowers borrow funds from the financial market through indirect means, such as through a financial intermediary.
In general, to invest is to allocate money (or sometimes another resource, such as time) in the expectation of some benefit in the future – for example, investment in durable goods, in real estate by the service industry, in factories for manufacturing, in product development, and in research and development.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country's securities regulations.
Microfinance initially had a limited definition - the provision of microloans to poor entrepreneurs and small businesses lacking access to banking and related services.
Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context.
A mutual fund is a professionally managed investment fund that pools money from many investors to purchase securities.
According to some finance regulators, while a legal definition of Peer-to-Peer P2P Lending is not yet in existence, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) acknowledge that Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending (synonymous with the term Person-to-Person Lending, "Private Lending", "Cryptolending"), also known as P2P Lending is the "practice of lending/investing or borrowing money from one private individual (or person) to another private individual (or person).
In product development and process optimization, a requirement is a singular documented physical or functional need that a particular design, product or process aims to satisfy.
Research comprises "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications." It is used to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, support theorems, or develop new theories.
A resource is a source or supply from which a benefit is produced.
Return on investment (ROI) is the ratio between the net profit and cost of investment resulting from an investment of some resource.
A security is a tradable financial asset.
Seed money, sometimes known as seed funding or seed capital, is a form of securities offering in which an investor invests capital in exchange for an equity stake in the company.
Seriousness (noun; adjective: serious) is an attitude of gravity, solemnity, persistence, and earnestness toward something considered to be of importance.
A stock fund, or equity fund, is a fund that invests in stocks, also called equity securities.
A subsidy is a form of financial aid or support extended to an economic sector (or institution, business, or individual) generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy.
A tax (from the Latin taxo) is a mandatory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or other legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund various public expenditures.
A trust is a three-party fiduciary relationship in which the first party, the trustor or settlor, transfers ("settles") a property (often but not necessarily a sum of money) upon the second party (the trustee) for the benefit of the third party, the beneficiary.
Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).
Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions.