Investment vs Speculation

The speculator’s primary concern is with anticipating and profiting from market fluctuations. Speculations normally have short time maturity and idle monies are used as well. They are not planned for. It is advisable to avoid speculation. If you decide to speculate, Benjamin Graham tells us to speculate only with a separate small portion of your capital. Don’t risk money you can’t afford to lose. When you’re investing for the long term don’t speculate INVESTMENT is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and a satisfactory return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative

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