A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 25, 2012
Specuvestor (speculator + investor)

The term “specuvestor” (speculator + investor) was coined by Lewis Owen’s book, How Wall Street Doubles My Money Every Three Years (1969). An advertisement for the book explained, “This hardy hybrid combines the daring of the one with the caution of the other.” The term “specuvestor” has been rarely used in the United States.

“Specuvestor” appears to have been used in Singapore since the 1990s.


Google Books
How Wall Street doubles my money every three years;
The no-nonsense guide to steady stock market profits

By Lewis Owen
New York, NY: B. Geis Associates
1969
Pg. 60:
HOW TO BE A “SPECUVESTOR”

16 May 1970, Gallup (NM) Independent, pg. 33 ad:
How Wall Street
Doubles My Money
Every Three Years

(...)
Mr. Owen’s basic advice is “Be a specuvestor.”

A “specuvestor” is what you get when you cross a speculator with an investor. This hardy hybrid combines the daring of the one with the caution of the other. He can go pretty far—but if he makes mistakes, they’ll never be the fatal kind.

Owen presents twenty rules for “specuvesting.”

Google Books
Singapore Business
Volume 20, Issues 1-6
1996
Pg. 6:
Enough “specu-vestors” looking to “unload” their investments can be found in the pages of the classified advertisements.

Google Books
The 36 Strategies of the Chinese:
Adapting ancient Chinese wisdom to the business world

By Chow Hou Wee and Luh Luh Lan
Singapore; Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley
1999, ©1998
Pg. 16:
Indeed, they had become more of “specuvestors” than pure speculators. In other words, they were willing to speculate for capital gains, but had the means and resources to hold for the longer term if needed.

Askaboutmoney.com
ncs
26-09-2006, 09:49 PM
But is this always an option? What about interest rate rises biting? Or interest-only specuvestors getting cold feet as they perceive appreciation to be static?

Bears & Bull
Friday, Juy 31, 2009
A bubble that’s a gleam in specuvestors’ eyes
Business Times - 31 Jul 2009
Mah Bow Tan’s caution aimed at averting pain later, property market watchers say
By EMILYN YAP
(SINGAPORE) Better to suck out the froth now than to burst the bubble later - that was what market watchers saw as the government’s intention in warning against rash property purchases.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Sunday, March 25, 2012 • Permalink