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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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If the speculative stock is perceived to be risky, investor will require higher return and growth rate.
Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens is a valuable resource for librarians serving teens, and is recommended for libraries looking for high quality and easy to use print guides.
The conceptual path of my argument relies on the speculative philosophical approaches of Jane Bennett's Vibrant Matter and her attention to the agency of things, Timothy Morton's Realist Magic and his celebration of object opacity, and Ian Bogost's Alien Phenomenology and his strategies to enact an object orientation.
Spurred on by this market activity, a number of developers are about to announce further speculative builds and, according to Colliers International, are rumoured to be quoting between PS6.
The most important trading feature of the speculative market is that the prices of the marketable shares are free and rely on factors of supply and demand and on available information and statements from joint stock companies.
Weeks said, This is the biggest speculative industrial building (in Columbus) since the downturn.
In the first period, we notice that the top 30 companies in liquidity formed 70 percent of the market's total liquidity until 10/05/2012, including 19 speculative stocks whose market capitalization does not exceed 2.
From whence does this explication and defense of speculative philosophy come?
SPECULATIVE landlords could be deterred from entering the marketplace.
A NATIONWIDE tenant eviction and rent collection firm believes the rise in capital gains tax announced in the Budget will help to deter speculative landlords from entering the market in the future.
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This development is the first speculative office park to be developed in the Princeton area in five years.