Latin, a spy, explorer, investigator.
speculator - Investment & Finance Definition
A trader who attempts to gain a profit for himself, his fund, or his firm from buying and selling futures and options contracts, in contrast to a broker who executes orders on behalf of someone else. Speculators add liquidity and capital to the futures market.
Variant of speculate
intransitive verbspeculated, speculating
- to think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
- to buy or sell stocks, commodities, land, etc., usually in the face of higher than ordinary risk, hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price; also, to take part in any risky venture on the chance of making huge profits
Origin of speculate; from Classical Latin speculatus, past participle of speculari, to view ; from specula, watchtower ; from specere, to see: see spy