Originally Posted by Chadilac
An individual who commits money to investment products with the expectation of financial return. Generally, the primary concern of an investor is to minimize risk while maximizing return, as opposed to a speculator, who is willing to accept a higher level of risk in the hopes of collecting higher-than-average profits.
I don't see anything about dividends in that definition, maybe I need to put more time into my studies of this vocation.
As I said, it's my personal view of the matter. I see myself as a trader, I buy PMs to resell them at some point down the road. A financial return and a profit are the same, depends if you see it with a mercantile eye or an investor point of view. I see a financial return as interests or dividends but that is my own point of view.