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speculating, present participle; speculated, past tense; speculated, past participle; speculates, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence
    • - my colleagues speculate about my private life
    • - observers speculated that the authorities wished to improve their image
  2. Invest in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss
    • - he didn't look as though he had the money to speculate in stocks

  1. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
  2. talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"
  3. chew over: reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
  4. invest at a risk; "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"
  5. (speculation) guess: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  6. (speculation) a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
  7. In finance, speculation is a financial action that does not promise safety of the initial investment along with the return on the .Graham, Benjamin, and David Dodd (1951). Security Analysis. McGraw-Hill Book Company. ISBN 0071448209. ...
  8. (Speculated) Speculative reason or pure reason is theoretical (or logical, deductive) thought (sometimes called theoretical reason), as opposed to practical (active, willing) thought. ...
  9. (Speculation (card game)) Speculation is a simple gambling card game that was popular in the late 18th century and early 19th century.
  10. Speculations was a resource for writers within the science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction subgenres. Started in 1994 as a print magazine, Speculations moved online in 1999 , then ceased operations in 2008 . Speculations was a Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine nominee seven times. ...
  11. to think, meditate or reflect on a subject; to deliberate or cogitate; to make an inference based on inconclusive evidence; to surmise or conjecture; to make a risky trade in the hope of making a profit; to venture or gamble
  12. (speculation) The process of thinking or meditating on a subject; A judgment or conclusion reached by speculating; An investment involving higher than normal risk in order to obtain a higher than normal return
  13. (Speculating) Process of taking a calculated risk and taking a position in the market on the assumption the market will move in their favour based on historical and implied market data.
  14. (speculating) Investing in markets that are considered to be very volatile and thus quite “risky” in the academic sense of the word.
  15. (Speculation) The employment of funds by a speculator. Safety of principal is a secondary factor. (see Investment)
  16. (Speculation) Undertaking a risky invest­ment with the objective of earning a positive profit compared with investment in a risk-free alternative (a risk premium).
  17. (Speculation) The process of selecting a high-risk investment to profit from an anticipated price movement.
  18. (Speculation) The process of buying investment vehicles in which the future value and level of expected earnings are highly uncertain.
  19. (Speculation) is acceptance of big risks especially when trying to predict future; gambling in an effort to make quick and big profit
  20. (Speculation) The practice of buying or selling stocks, commodities, land or other types of assets hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price.
  21. (Speculation) Buying extremely risky and volatile investments with above average growth potential.
  22. (Speculation) Trading with certain anticipation on the direction of the market movement.
  23. (Speculation) investment involving high risk but also the possibility of high profits.
  24. (Speculation) A calculated risk taken to gain a quick profit
  25. (Speculation) A deal undertaken because the dealer expects prices to move in his favour, as opposed to hedging or arbitrage.