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English definition of “speculator”

speculator

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈspekjʊleɪtər/ US   // FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a person who buys goods, property, money, etc. in the hope of selling them at a profit: a currency/land/market speculator We should not bail out lenders, real estate speculators, or those who made the reckless decision to buy a home they knew they could never afford.
(Definition of speculator from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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