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speculator

noun adventurer, backer, bettor, experimenter, gambler, hazarder, prospector, risk taker, trader, venturer, wagerer
See also: bettor, spy
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So yet again as the speculators line their pockets, it is us car drivers, van drivers and businesses who are paying through the nose at the pumps.
The Kazakh central bank will prevent foreign speculators from making big gains on the country's currency, the tenge, Dow Jones has reported citing central bank governor Grigoriy Marchenko.
The speculator owned 157,000 shares in the company, or 1 percent of its outstanding shares, as of the end of March 2005, according to OA System Plaza's financial statement.
For northerners who aren't speculators I have three different words: mining, supply and service.
PROPERTY speculators have been warned they risk losing a fortune if they try to cash in on Scotland's housing boom.
Birmingham Midshires, which claims the Speculator Bond is the first product of its kind, will pay up to a massive 60 per cent gross - more than eight times higher than current best-buy interest rates - on a one-year investment.
Al Frank's Prudent Speculator is one of the better ones out there, up about 15 percent a year since 1987, but those numbers are juiced by margin bets.
He then went to New York, London and Paris, where he told bankers that Brazil was still "credit worthy" and foreign speculators that "they could still make some money here.
It would, however, slow down short-term speculators who try to pounce on tiny movements caused by perception and minuscule spreads and make trades every day.
National continues to provide misleading, partial data on the scale of overseas speculators buying Kiwi houses but even what they admit is unacceptable, says Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
Summary: Daman Investments PSC, the leading Dubai-based investment management company, has announced the performance results of three of its funds: the Daman Speculator Fund, the Daman Second Emirates Fund, and the Daman Islamic Fund, for the month of March 2009.
On March 27, 2003, the Tokyo High Court upheld a 2001 Tokyo District Court decision, ruling that the former Janome executives unavoidably succumbed to the speculator's ''artful and violent'' pressures from Mitsuhiro Kotani, leader of the now-defunct Koshin speculators group.