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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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However there are several regional developers such as Formaction that have re-entered the smaller sized property market and who are again building speculatively.
Occupiers took advantage of their strong bargaining position and, to a large extent, the healthy level of demand has been due to the good deals on offer on the overhang of speculatively developed space.
Ian Steele, from GVA, the letting agent for the scheme, said: "Caspian House is the only office scheme to have been speculatively developed in the decentralised Merseyside office market during the last 18 months.
When the couple first announced their engagement, souvenir makers spotted the unfortunate lettering and speculatively adapted it to 'CW'.
As Jersey's newest speculatively built office building, Metrotop Plaza features a high-performance infrastructure and the latest building technology features --redundant electrical feed from two substations, 550 tons of supplemental cooling, two generator pads for tenant generators, and 0C3 fiber tap.
Top executives at banks are hoping that new rules that would be framed later would allow banks to lend speculatively at conservative levels.
Critics argue that Hips will dent the housing market as sellers will be reluctant to speculatively put their homes up for sale.
Cardiff Waterside has the potential to become one of the UK's premier business locations and our decision to build speculatively underlines our confidence in the investment potential of Cardiff Bay.
Hawkins said: "The reforms will deter developers from building speculatively in areas in need of regeneration due to the higher risks associated with these sites.
Here he explains to builders of houses--particularly those who design and construct private houses speculatively to be sold on the market--how and why to make them accessible, covering concepts and contexts as well as how to secure and promoting accessible housing.
We have speculatively invested in Pioneer Court due to our belief in the potential of the rental market here, and we anticipate high levels of interest from potential tenants.
More speculatively, Forget The Past can go well in a very open Gold Cup, while Fair Question is interesting in the Pertemps Final after a good third on testing ground at Haydock.