Portfolio investment

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Portfolio investments are investments in the form of a group (portfolio) of assets, including transactions in equity, securities, such as common stock, and debt securities, such as banknotes, bonds, and debentures.[1]

Portfolio investment covers a range of securities, such as stocks and bonds, as well as other types of investment vehicles. A diversified portfolio helps spread the risk of possible loss because of below-expectations performance of one or a few of them.


  1. ^ "Portfolio Investment, net (BoP, current US$)". World Development Indicators. World Bank. Retrieved 26 December 2014.