An investment that does not provide dividends or interest. All gains from a sterile investment come from price appreciation. Examples of sterile investments include commodities, collectibles, and growth stocks. Sterile investments are often, but not always, high risk.
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An investment vehicle that provides no current income. Examples of a sterile investment include a stock without a dividend, a bond that trades flat, or tangible assets such as gold, art, and baseball cards.
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