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Securities that involve a high level of risk.


An investment with an exceptionally high risk. Speculators may invest in a start-up company or in a volatile commodity. These risks carry the possibility of very high returns. Speculators often trade actively and many have hedging strategies to reduce their risks. See also: Hedge fund.


Of or relating to an asset or a group of assets with uncertain returns. The greater the degree of uncertainty the more speculative the asset.
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It was clear that we were on the right lines in speculatively developing a building of that size at Coventry, where ProLogis Park continues to prove popular with occupiers, not only for its geographical advantages, but also due to the excellent demographic profile for distribution companies.
The firm now also requires prepayment, although a spokesperson denied this was due to people speculatively reserving domains without wishing to pay up.
More speculatively, he sketches a progression of opinion in a population exposed to increasingly severe and unpredictable brutality and a widening circle of confinement.
But, he says, what he'd really like to see are fossils that shed some light on the origin of grasses, which botanists speculatively place at about 80 million years ago.
IM Properties (IMP) is to speculatively develop a new 15,000 sq ft self-contained office block at Solihull's Blythe Valley Park off junction 4 of the M42.
JF Finnegan is now contracted to create a new scheme of speculatively developed manufacturing units, totalling 52,000 sq.
The group have been speculatively linked with The Hawthorns in a move that would excite the fans, to say the least.
Llys Y Barcud, a two-building scheme located on Cross Hands Business Park, Carmarthenshire, was built speculatively by local private developer Enzo Sauro.
Centurion way was speculatively built by St Paul's Street Investments Ltd.
The project has been built speculatively and is located in Goodlass Road, adjacent to Mersey Retail Park, off Speke Boulevard, in Liverpool.