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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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Every weather report gets the commodity speculators to buy or sell the price in a particular direction.
Speculators have taken advantage of the price fall by increasing their bearish bets, a change from recent weeks that was more about these same speculators closing out bets that prices would rise.
Therefore, some speculators are trading at night due to the difference in time zones.
'Let this be a warning to speculators and those using the TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) law as convenient scapegoats to speculate and spike prices of commodities in the market.
The head of Iran's central bank has warned currency speculators in the nation.
Ironically, the Moon Jae-in administration's "war against speculators" is sending prices in Gangnam sky high.
Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned Morgan Stanley that bankers are right to regard him as a threat because he wants to transform what he cast as a rigged economy that profited speculators at the expense of ordinary people.
What happens when a small country with its own currency has to navigate economically in a world dominated by huge countries with enormous banking systems and deep-pocketed financial speculators?It turns out that such countries are highly vulnerable to large, erratic swings in currency value -- and those swings can cause serious economic damage.
Summary: The shares of real estate company Solidere fell in the past two days after a spate of profit taking by speculators who made reasonable return on their short term investments, brokers said Wednesday.
IS Cardiff planning office fit for purpose, as it seems to be impotent when it comes to property speculators in the Cathays area?
Property developers in the emirate are trying to shut down speculators who buy plots and then leave them undeveloped.