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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspeculatorspec‧u‧la‧tor /ˈspekjəleɪtə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  someone who buys goods, property, shares in a company etc, hoping that they will make a large profit when they sell them a New York property speculator
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speculatorThe Salt River Project in Arizona was notable for having been all but taken over by speculators.The levy was introduced in 1992 as a way to curb rising prices driven by real estate speculators.Governments have successfully reined in speculators before.The move comes at the request of 16 land owners / speculators.Experts said it was the first test for the new, small speculators who have invested heavily in dot.com enterprises.The mark-up should be fair and reasonable, the speculator being reimbursed for both time and enterprise.The cost would be passed on to speculators, discouraging one-way bets.Property prices continued to rise substantially faster than inflation, and there was evidence of increasing public resentment towards speculators.
From Longman Business Dictionaryspeculatorspec‧u‧la‧tor /ˈspekjəleɪtə-ər/ noun [countable]FINANCE someone who buys goods, shares, property, or foreign currency in the hope that their value will increase so that they can be sold again at a higher price in order to make a profitSpeculators who bought the options before the bid and sold 24 hours later showed a 100% profit.a currency speculatora Wall Street speculator
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