Definition of "Speculator"

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Erik Schlichtmann, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Professionals

Individual who attempts to maximize his or her profitability by investing which the anticipation that a particular investment will go up in value. A speculator will generally be willing to incur a significant degree of risk in the hope that a significant profit can be made in a short time. For example, a real estate speculator may purchase large amounts of land based on the assumption that high demand for the land in the near future will substantially boost its price.


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