Definitions for "Portfolio Investment"
A minority interest in a foreign venture from which income is .derived in the form of dividends. In contrast with direct investment, a portfolio investment position does not convey significant control over the management or operations of the foreign firm.
This is investment which goes into the financial sector in the form of treasury bonds and notes, stocks, money market placements, and bank deposits. Portfolio investment involves neither control of operations nor ownership of physical assets. Portfolios may include equity, but portfolio investors usually do not get involved in operations. Portfolio investment is typically of a more speculative nature, responding quickly to higher returns offered elsewhere as well as to higher risks in the host economy.
an investment in stock, bonds mandatorily convertible into stock and other securities registered in the National Registry of Securities
The acquisition of portfolio capital. Usually refers to such transactions across national borders and/or across currencies.