speculator

Definition

A person who makes risky investments, anticipating a major change in the future price of the asset. Some people differentiate between an investor and a speculator based on the intrinsic risk associated with the type of transactions each is prone to make.

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I was just a normal speculator and did what I could to make some money, even if it involved some risks.

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The speculator had unlimited upside potential to gain but he had a limited downside potential as it was not his money he would be losing.

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A speculator can often experience extreme gains and losses based on their risky investment behavior and can be compared to a "high roller" type gambler.

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