Speculation is the practice of selecting investments (exposing ones self to...
The act or practice of buying land, goods, shares, etc., in expectation of selling at a higher price, or of selling with the expectation of repurchasing at a lower price; a trading on anticipated fluctuations in price, as distinguished from trading in which the profit expected is the difference between the retail and wholesale prices, or the difference of price in different markets.
Any business venture in involving unusual risks, with a chance for large profits.
or " on spec." Writing an original project on the sheer speculation that it will sell, without being commissioned or paid to do so.
Buying or selling in hopes of making a profit.
The purchase or sale of an asset (or acquisition otherwise of an open position) in hopes that its price will rise or fall respectively, in order to make a profit. See destabilizing speculation and stabilizing speculation.
The process of selecting a high-risk investment to profit from an anticipated price movement.
The act of taking a long or short position in the market in anticipation of a favourable move, which should result in a gain when the position is covered. Also refers to investors' general belief that a certain specific event may occur.
dealing in a commodity or financial asset in the hope of making a profit on changes in market values.
Taking large risks, especially with respect to trying to predict the future; gambling, in the hopes of making quick, large gains.
The practice of buying and selling land or other property in order to profit by the rise or fall in their market value; implies a riskier venture than investment.
Investing in securities with high risk and uncertainty as a result of a lack of definitive information that offer the potential for a higher growth.
Purchasing risky investments that present the possibility of large profits, but also pose a higher-than-average possibility of loss. A profitable strategy over the long term if undertaken by professionals who hedge their portfolios to control the amount of risk.
High-risk investment practices. Speculators take above-average risks — buying something on the basis of its potential selling price — in expectation of gaining above-average returns, generally during a short time period.
an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
an investment of money where there is a large degree of risk
a shaky foundation upon which to base an investment thesis
a true Vegas-style gamble, just a bet and nothing more
a type of investment (positive expeced outcome) where the probability of having a positive outcome is very small, but the payoff is quite large
Assumption of risk in anticipation of gain but recognizing a higher than average possibility of loss.
Investing in risky business transactions on the chance of a quick and considerable profit.
An attempt to profit from commodity price changes through the purchase and/or sale of commodity futures. In the process, the speculator assumes the risk that the hedger is transferring, and provides liquidity in the market.
the act of betting on changes in exchange rates in hopes of profiting. A speculative “attack” occurs when a large number of investors anticipate a reduction in currency values and sell off large quantities of their holdings (thereby often creating the price crash they predicted). Speculators often work for major banks and investment firms.
A high-risk investment strategy in which the investor seeks very high returns on a short-term basis.
Trying to make quick profits by taking high risks.
Investing in a way that carries a high degree of risk i.e. loosing your capital investment. An investor would hope to "score big" by investing in a speculative investment. "Day Trading" is a type of speculative investing due to the fast-paced market timing nature of buying stock and selling immediately.
Buying or selling currency in expectation of an exchange rate movement, so as to make a profit, either in the same market or between two different markets, e.g. forex cash markets and derivatives markets
Trading for profit, with a small probability of making huge profits, and a large probability of loss.
Gambling on a risky investment in hopes of a high payoff down the road.
is the buying, holding, and selling of stocks, commodities, collectibles, real estate, or any valuable thing to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income - dividends, rent etc. Speculation is one of three market roles in western financial markets, distinct from hedging and arbitrage.
Assumption of above-average investment risk in exchange for the opportunity to secure an above-average return.
A foreign exchange trading term describing the process of purchasing or selling large blocks of foreign currency in an effort to profit from exchange rate movements.
Risk taking, especially taking investing risks with the anticipation of profit, but incurring the changes of loss, sometimes distinguished from gambling and investment
In insurance, the activity of purchasing insurance with the expectation of making a profit on the proceeds. TO TOP
Purchasing high-risk investments which may provide above average gains, but also carry a higher than average possibility for loss of principal. See: Risk; Risk/Reward Ratio; Speculator
Taking a position with the aim of profiting from an expected change.
High risk, often high return, business transaction undertaken with no guarantee of success.
Speculation is a simple gambling card game that was popular in the late 18th century and early 19th century.