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