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In finance, speculation is the purchase of an asset (a commodity, goods, or real estate) with the hope that it will become more valuable in the near future.

Metaphorically, it refers to the act or process of reasoning a priori from premises given or assumed, a conclusion to which the mind comes by speculating; mere theory; notion; conjecture.

See also

speculative fiction, speculative reason

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