Where Real Estate Investing And Speculation Collide

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Some uninformed folks would describe someone who rehabs distressed property as a “speculator” or even a “property speculator.” Don’t be fooled! There is a VAST CHASM of difference between rehabbing and property speculation. Let me explain. According to Dictionary.com, the definition of speculation where business is concerned is: “Engagement in risky business transactions on the […]


Jet Aviation Sold To Permira Funds

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Jet Aviation has announced that they have been sold, pending antitrust clearance, to the Permira Funds a leading international private equity specialist. Ending several years of speculation, the Zurich based operator of business jet services has finally accomplished what had long been expected: the sale of the Hirschmann family business to outsiders. As early as […]


Forex The Other Investment Vehicle

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An investment, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the commitment of funds with a view to minimizing risk and safeguarding capital while earning a return”. Generally speaking, investments are made for the “long haul”, with the belief that the value of the investment vehicle of choice will increase in value. When you say investment to most […]


Futures Trading

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All futures contracts are generally made for the purpose of speculation or hedging. As such, the general procedure for settlement is the neutralization of the original contract by an opposite contract on settlement, so that only difference between the current and the contract price is paid or received. It is rare that actual delivery of […]


Speculators And Speculation

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Speculators get a bad rap. Speculation in stocks, currecies and commodities futures is a necessary part of our economy. Many people have the idea that there is no added value in people “gambling” on commodities prices, for example. The truth is, most people just don’t understand of the role of speculators and speculation. The Truth […]


How To Avoid Speculation In Shares And The Forex

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In the vocabulary of investment, “speculation” is a nasty word. It suggests gambling, insecurity, long shots, luck, and similar improprieties. For old campaigners it stirs up memories of the 1929 unpleasantness, as damp weather tweaks the rheumatic joint. And, worst of all, it seems synonymous with money lost. For every speculator who pulls a coup, […]


Stock Market Investments Or Gambling What Is The Difference

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The art of speculating in one form or another has been around forever. When it comes to speculating, there are always three things that you can be sure of – there will be always people willing to speculate, there will always be people who will love to play the game with the first group. Lastly […]