Definitions for speculative
ˈspɛk yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪvspec·u·la·tive
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bad, risky, high-risk, speculativeadjective
not financially safe or secure
"a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
not based on fact or investigation
"a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"
inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)adjective
"if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"
(Finance) More risky than typical investments; not investment grade.
Characterized by speculation; based on guessing or unfounded opinions.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: speculatif, Fr. from speculate.
If all other uses were utterly taken away, yet the mind of man being by nature speculative and delighted with contemplation in itself, they were to be known even for meer knowledge sake. Richard Hooker.
It encourages speculative persons who have no turn of mind to encrease their fortunes. Addison.
Some take it for a speculative platform, that reason and nature would that the best should govern, but no wise to create a right. Francis Bacon, holy War.
Speculative refers to ideas, theories, or actions that are based on conjecture, hypothesizing, or abstract reasoning rather than concrete facts or evidence. It often involves a significant degree of risk or uncertainty. This term is commonly used in fields such as finance, philosophy, and science.
given to speculation; contemplative
involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration
of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious
of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc.; as, a speculative dealer or enterprise
Etymology: [Cf. F. spculatif, L. speculativus.]
A cause of death may be labelled speculative, when circumstances are mysterious or unexplained, or when evidence from autopsy conflicts with other reports or rumours.
The numerical value of speculative in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of speculative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Alas! While the speculative honourable professor explains the entire existence has he in distraction forgotten his own name, that he is a man, purely and simply a man, not a fantastic 38 of a paragraph.
Gold belongs with a class of speculative investments and should be kept to a minimum in long-term investment portfolios. This statement is valid until the world adopts gold as the main component of a new international currency.
This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientists do, each in his own fashion.
The action in the underlying stock has been highly speculative and now it's moved to the options market.
Unlike many in the investment community, I classify gold and other high volatility assets as speculative investments, so although I would invest in gold, I would keep its share of the portfolio to minimum and would monitor them closely.
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