Speculative motive

Speculative motive

A desire to hold cash in order to be poised to exploit any attractive investment opportunity requiring a cash expenditure that might arise.

Speculative Motive

A strategy in which one holds cash apart from any other investments just in case an attractive investment opportunity arises. This allows the investor to take advantage of the opportunity without closing any other positions.
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Kaynes argues that the speculative motive is the third reason for holding cash.
And, as housing prices rose rapidly in some areas of the country, a speculative motive for home buying took root and grew, encouraged by cheaper methods of financing.
The Indian investors have not shown much interest for the speculative motive which is otherwise called enterprise motive.
Keynes's Liquidity Preference Theory asserts that there are three motives for holding money--1) a transactions motive 2) a precautionary motive and 3) a speculative motive.
The speculative motive should not be affected by the introduction of the credit card.
This was directly or indirectly financed out of money held for the speculative motive.