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What would "stock market speculation" mean

This is regarding the Great Depression

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    Stock market speculation means buying stocks that the speculator thinks will increase a lot in value. Often these speculators borrow money to buy these stocks. When the stocks don't make as much money or go broke, the price drops drastically and the investor can't pay off his loans.

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