a person who is engaged in commercial or financial speculation.
a person who makes advance purchases of tickets, as to games or theatrical performances, that are likely to be in demand, for resale later at a higher price.
a person who is devoted to mental speculation.

1545–55; < Latin speculātor explorer, equivalent to speculā() to watch over, explore, reconnoiter (see speculate) + -tor -tor

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speculator (ˈspɛkjʊˌleɪtə)
1.  a person who speculates
2.  (NZ) rugby an undirected kick of the ball

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1778 in the financial sense; from speculation (q.v.).
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Example sentences
But someone needs to take the other side of the bargain, and that usually
  requires a speculator.
The word speculator has a negative connotation in many peoples minds.
From a speculator's point of view, this was a lively market.
The lesson for a housing speculator is to buy in a country with a growing
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