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Synonyms for speculation

a judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing

abstract reasoning

a venture depending on chance

Synonyms for speculation

a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)

an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature

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Going deeper still, the urbanrural divide and the undue concentration of wealth in cities are due, not to overinvestment in the public sector, but to tendencies inherent in private accumulation, business speculation, the sharp divide between rural and urban incomes, and the general anarchy of a "free" market economy.
Therefore, we rule out the possibility that they might also engage in what we call politics, diplomacy, business speculation. Not because we think ill of them, per se, but because--to paraphrase an older thinker--they simply never had the good sense to climb down from the trees, walk upright, and learn how to laugh.
HAWAII BUSINESS SPECULATION INDEX LATEST PREVIOUS YEAR % CHG MONTH MONTH PREVIOUS INDEX (1972 = 100) 102.1 1129 147.5 -30.7% WAIKIKI CONDO RESALES 89 107 69 +29.0% KIHEI CONDO RESALES 54 69 84 -35.7% KAANAPALI CONDO RESALES 7 14 13 -46.2% KONA CONDO RESALES 14 23 15 -6.7% POIPU CONDO RESALES 22 19 18 -22.2% TOTAL HAWAII CONDO RESALES 672 780 498 +34.9% OAHU S.F.
The Hawaii Business Speculation Index was constructed to measure the
2002 LATEST PREVIOUS YEAR % CHG MONTH MONTH PREVIOUS HAWAII BUSINESS REAL ESTATE INDEX INDEX (1972=100) 214.1 248.5 235.0 +3.9% RESALES NUMBER 752 835 681 +10.4% AVG RESALES PRICE $235,537 $239,497 $221,391 +6.4% AVG TIME ON MARKET/DAYS 33 38 41 -19.5% NEW HOMES CONTRACTS 230 183 156 +47.4% NEW RESIDENTIAL PERMITS 248 402 265 -6.4% AVG SINGLE FAMILY RENTS/MONTH $1,674 $1,618 $1,691 -1.0% HAWAII BUSINESS SPECULATION INDEX INDEX (1972=100) 90.8 115.3 107.7 -15.7% WAIKIK CONDO RESALES 71 98 78 -9.0% KIHE CONDO RESALES 64 66 57 +12.3% KAANARALI CONDO RESALES 8 9 15 -46.7% KONA CONDO RESALES 25 42 31 -19.4% POIPU CONDO RESALES 18 11 16 +12.5% TOTAL HAWAII CONDO RESALES 756 723 675 +12.0% SALES INDICATORS OAHU S.F.
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