Speculative motive

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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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In the General Theory, Keynes did not separate money into two types of deposits, but he did classify the motives for holding money into the income, business, precautionary, and speculative motives.
199] "the amount held to satisfy the speculative motive.
The strength of his speculative and transactions motives might undergo large fluctuations, causing funds to flow from deposits suitable for the transactions motive (checking accounts) to those suitable for the speculative motive (deposit accounts) without inducing any change in the total.