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Five speculative stocks with exploring

A lot of investors decide to stay away from the market during the summer months. Low volumes and a slowdown in news typically results in the market’s worst period, but for investors looking for somewhere to invest their cash, there are some speculative stocks worth exploring.

Speculative stocks are considered so for a variety of reasons. They could be companies that are new that lack enough history to really predict how they can various market conditions, or they could be stocks that experience recent weakness that could lead to future weakness.

Make no mistake about it… speculative stocks can be risky. However, the added risk creates the possibility for big returns as long as things fall in place and the company is able to capitalize on its strengths.

Risk and speculation can be scary terms, but every investor should allocate at least some portion of his or her portfolio to speculative investments in order to have any hope of producing market-beating results.

While some investors may shy away from speculative investing, the following five stocks are all slightly to largely speculative stocks that are worth exploring for investors looking to take one a little bit of risk in order to find the big returns that everyone wants to see.

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Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.