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Speculator  

Definition 1.

One who attempts to anticipate price changes and, through buying and selling contracts, aims to make profits. A speculator does not use the market in connection with the production, processing, marketing, or handling of a product. See: Trader.
 

Definition 2.

One who engages in speculation.
 

Definition 3.

A person who trades derivatives, commodities, bonds, or equities with a higher than average risk, in return for a higher than average profit potential. Speculators anticipate large price movements in either direction.
 
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