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speculation

(Conjecture), noun assumption, contemplation, deliberation, guesswork, hypothesis, inference, presumption, reasoning, rumination, surmise, suspicion, theorization, theory
Associated concepts: speculative damages, speculative testimony

speculation

(Risk), noun bet, calculated risk, chance, fortuity, fortune, gamble, gambling, gaming, hazard, venture, wager
See also: belief, conjecture, consideration, contemplation, estimate, estimation, feeling, hypothesis, idea, inference, investment, opinion, outlook, postulate, presumption, prospect, rationale, reflection, risk, sense, supposition, suspicion, theory, thesis, thought, uncertainty, venture

SPECULATION, contracts. The hope or desire of making a profit by the purchase and resale of a thing. Pard. Dr. Com. n. 12. The profit so made; as, be made a good speculation.

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People bright enough to profit from activities as arcane as international currency speculation might find ways to avoid a Tobin tax.
Lee also said the GIC does not engage in currency speculation.
The charity War on Want is asking Gordon Brown to introduce a tax on currency speculation to help people in developing countries.
A description of the history of the industry would include the following terms: privatization, enclosure, displacement, exploration, modernization, fertilization, crop rotation, incorporation, standardization, selective breeding, environmental protection, irrigation, soil testing, hybridization, consolidation, scientific management, genetic engineering, globalization, computerization, commodity trading, satellite mapping and weather forecasting, bio-engineered crops, electronic stockyards, and currency speculation.
The mainstream debate over reforming financial markets -- a cause that has become more acceptable since the crisis appeared -- has pitted neoliberal free-marketeers who advocate for even more liberalization and less "interference" with the workings of the market against a group of "new" international Keynesians, some of whose proposals to regulate capital flows and speculative runs on currency (including the so-called Tobin tax -- a tax on currency speculation and/or short-term investments in stocks) could help ward off future economic meltdowns and are becoming more and more politically viable with time.
Around the world, currency speculation has been reduced by a fee-based system for central banks that has made currency transactions transparent with online prices, information on counterparties, and purposes of trade.
If we are to protect ourselves from the pernicious effects of growing currency speculation, a tax on financial transactions such as the "Tobin tax" might be proposed.
The charity War on Want is asking Gordon Brown to introduce a ''Tobin Tax'' on currency speculation.
The meeting also aired the debate which is being taken up globally about the role played by unregulated, portfolio capital investment and currency speculation in the causes of crisis, and in continuing global economic instability.
The highest foreign affairs priority will be the creation of a new international monetary system to curtail currency speculation and end the "hot money" targeting of developing nations whose currencies come under fire from speculators.
Efforts to build on the experiences of Chile, Malaysia, India and the other countries that have placed controls on capital investment and currency speculation.
The controls were introduced to insulate the country from what it deems excessive currency speculation.