An investor is someone who allocates part of his capital with the expectation of a future financial returns. Investors want to grow their money. Several types of investments exist: stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), options, futures, foreign exchange, metals, retirement plans, saving accounts, cryptocurrencies, etc.
Investors typically gain knowledge and experience in a one or more areas to determine interesting investment opportunities with the highest chances on return while minimising risks. They perform several analysis: technical analysis and/or fundamental analysis for financial products, ROI & location analysis for real estate investments, or other types of preferred analysis.