Sometimes when I meet people in my community, they say that they have an "investor" who they send their cash to. These people are usually working class citizens who make less than 60k per year. I have never asked, but have always been curious. Who is this "investor"? I've always assumed that these guys work the same way as a hedge fund but on a smaller scale. How much cash can be made by becoming the "investor"? It seems to me that its another name for "stock broker", but for some reason no one uses that term anymore. Im not sure how the "investor" markets himself. It almost seems like this seedy underground operation the way these people make it out to be. When the blue collar masses need cash its the loan shark and when they need to invest it goes to the "investor"...what happened to just sending your cash to Vanguard. . .