banking profitability In theoretical economics, investment means buying (and therefore producing) capital goods - not being consumed but being used in future production. Examples include building railroads, or factories, cleaning the land, or allowing yourself to go to college. Strictly speaking, investment in formula GDP= C + I + G + NX is also part of gross domestic product. In that respect, the function of investment is divided into non-residential investments (such as factories, machinery, etc.) and residential investment (new homes). The correlation between I = (Y, I) is known to have a close relationship with income and interest rates. Higher incomes would boost higher investment, but higher interest rates would discourage investment because it would be more expensive to borrow. Even if companies choose to use their own funds to invest, interest rates represent the opportunity cost of investing in those funds rather than the interest that will lend out. Jeffrey Currie of Goldman sachs analyst and Michael Hinds, wrote in the latest report, the next three months, six months and 12 months of gold prices were at $1225 an ounce and $1200 an ounce and $1225 an ounce. He has been paying fixed-rate bonds since the month of savings, when they reached record lows Mr Trump also abandoned his trade base, where he made rhetoric rather than concrete action. Yes, he abandoned the trans-pacific partnership (TPP), but Hillary Clinton would do the same. He had thought about dropping the north American free trade law (Nafta), but that could be just a negotiating tactic. He threatened to impose a 50 per cent tariff on goods from China, Mexico and other us trading partners, but failed to do so. The proposal for border adjustment taxes was almost forgotten. Consumption is up 3.1 per cent, according to mastercard, but online retailers are experiencing the best performance of the sales growth, up 12 per cent year on year. Although the supermarket's busiest day is expected to be Friday, card operators have found that spending on groceries has fallen by 0.1% so far.