A Brief on Speculators


May 7, 2000




It is easy to look at the market from your own perspective and believe
everyone is in the market for the same reason as you. This thinking is flawed and we will discover why:

Speculators are generally small to mid sized private investors or corporations, typically trading with in house funds.

To briefly summarise, the speculators are the smallest market participants in both volume and funding but are no less vital to the financial markets. Speculators can be individuals, corporations or anyone who is looking to profit from the financial markets and has no other reason to be there, broadly fits into this category. Speculators have a distinct advantage over the Fund Managers in that they have no allegiances can react quickly. Speculator sare typically trading there own money and are purely in the financial market for profit.



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