One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘you can lose money pretty fast by bad investment’
expenditure, outlay, funding, backing, financing, underwriting
2‘I'm satisfied that it's a good investment’
venture, speculation, risk, gamble
asset, buy, acquisition, holding, possession
British informal flutter, punt
3‘an investment of £305,000’
stake, share, portion, interest, capital invested, money invested
4‘a substantial investment of time and energy’
sacrifice, surrender, foregoing, loss, relinquishment, forfeiture
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