Speculative stock

Speculative stock

Very risky stock.
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Speculative Stock

A stock in a new, small, or otherwise obscure company with a high likelihood of failure but a small possibility of experiencing an extraordinary return. Many IPOs, especially in small companies, are considered speculative stocks. By definition, speculative stocks carry a great deal of risk. See also: Penny Stock.
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There is no speculative stock currently under construction.
The cost to our economy from these bubbles, once they've exploded, can be immense: Wicker has pointed out in previous works that there is every reason to believe that the actions of the Federal Reserve not only contributed to the speculative stock market bubble in the late 1920s, but also exacerbated the length and depth of the Great Depression through a series of disastrous decisions.
"It seeks to capture a number of opportunities in Stoford's development portfolio that will offer speculative stock in locations currently with strong demand and little or no supply.
Yet, with risks that do not have such a moral element--skydiving or investing in a speculative stock, for instance--the opposite is true, according to a series of studies by a team of scholars from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, which includes Kristin Laurin and Jonathan Levav.
That cut has been widely credited -- or blamed -- for setting off a speculative stock market rally that had been explosive until a sharp fallback on Tuesday.
Jonathan added: "Moving forward, the lack of speculative stock which has failed to come to fruition in the last four to five years is leading to a reduction in market supply.
GVA's latest industrial intelligence report found that take-up in 2010 and the beginning of 2011 was driven by many occupiers taking advantage of the discounted deals resulting from the oversupply of speculative stock.
Vacancy rates have traditionally been very low in Abu Dhabi due to the limited amount of speculative stock brought to the market, with each industrial zone leaving the construction of warehouses to owner occupiers.
Saudi Arabia, by far the largest and most speculative stock market in the region, accounted for nearly 60 per cent of the loss, with its market capitalisation plummeting by about $23 billion to $289 billion on June 25.
Say you invested $20,000 in speculative stock this year and that stock now trades at $50,000.
The Asian financial system consists of a banking system, a bonds market, a speculative stock market and a pension and social security system.
Asked by Cramer how it feels to head the company behind his second-favorite speculative stock for 2007, Sammons responded: "It feels fabulous ...