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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.


Speculative; built without a purchaser or a tenant, but in anticipation of securing one when the project is completed.

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The latter is not controversial and is generally associated with a contrastive reading, whereas a focus in the VP-adjacent SpecFP is not necessarily contrastive.
SGI wonders why HP issued a 64-processor benchmark for Linpack, but only a 32-way test for SPECint - and no SPECfp results at all.
SPEC, SPECint, and SPECfp are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
SPEC, SPECint, SPECfp, SPECjAppServer and SPEComp are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
Based on estimated results of industry-standard SPECint and SPECfp rate tests.