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invest in someone or something

to put resources into someone or something in hopes of increasing the value of the person or thing. (The emphasis is on the act of investing.) We invested in Tom, and we have every right to expect a lot from him. She invested in junk bonds heavily.
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invest someone's time in something

Fig. to put one's time, effort, or energy into a project. Mary invests her time in charity work. I invested five weeks of my time building this model ship.
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invest someone with something

to endow someone with something, such as power or privilege. The constitution invests the vice president with the authority to act on the president's behalf in certain conditions. The state has invested me with the authority to unite this couple in marriage.
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invest something in someone or something

1. to put money, time, effort, etc., into someone or something, hoping for a return. We will invest time and effort in Fred and make him into a recording star. Sharon invested a lot of money in the stock market.
2. to place power or authority under control of someone or something. The constitution has invested certain powers in the federal government and left the rest to the states. The law invests the power to arrest criminals in the sheriffs department.
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invest in

1. To commit money or capital to something in order to gain a financial return: We lost a lot of the money we had invested in the stock market last year. We invested $1,000 in stocks.
2. To spend money or time on something that will be beneficial in the future: Since winter is coming up, you might want to invest in a good coat.
3. To commit oneself to some purpose. Used reflexively: The teachers invested themselves in improving the school's curriculum.
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invest with

1. To grant someone some power or authority: The state invests a justice of the peace with the authority to perform marriages. I am invested with the task of fixing the computers.
2. To attribute to someone or something some enveloping or pervasive quality: I invested my friend with virtues that turned out to be products of my own imagination.
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This new investable index will help the global financial community monitor this market more closely," observes Iyad Malas, Manager of the IFC's Emerging Markets Data Base, "and it complements IFC's global index for Zimbabwe, which reflects the same trend but does not take into account restrictions on foreign portfolio investors.
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According to this year's results, as of October 2010, 1st Wave Boomers have an average of $708,000 in investable assets, including money from retirement savings, compared to the $809,000 this same group reported in October of 2006.
In that role, Sivarajan founded KeyClient, UBS' business for ultra-rich clients, particularly those with least CAD50m in investable assets.
The three new indices will continue to bring the accessibility and the diversification that investors already find in Standard & Poor's Global Clean Energy, Global Infrastructure and Global Water Indices, while creating greater opportunities for product providers to develop investable products linked to them.
prospects--11% of all households have more than $75,000 of investable assets--and the Asian potential--1.
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The allocation model of the Risk Appetite Investable Index (RAII), which combines contrarian risk appetite signals with trend following and valuation metrics based on 25 years of historical data, uses tracker portfolios to gain exposure to the equity and bond markets.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's, the world's leading index provider, launched today the industry's first investable preferred stock index designed to serve the investment community's need for an investable benchmark representing the approximately $200 billion U.
prospects, with 11% of all households having more than $75,000 of investable assets, and the Asian potential, with 1.
Population and total assets of Residents with over $1m in investable assets (2007-2010)
CHICAGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As analysts ponder the real estate bubble's possible collapse, new data suggest that the mass affluent -- those with investable assets between $100,000 and $1 million -- are at significant risk.