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Finance Glossary

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Investment Company


An investment company is a trust or corporation that takes money from a bunch of investors and, uh, invests it, managing the pooled money to make as much as possible.

If you have lots of money but don't want to spend a lot of time managing your investments, you might take your oodles of cash to an investment company. In most cases, these companies have to be registered with the SEC.