Lewis has worked in the Los Angeles area as a real estate speculator for ten years.
The e-mail name may look like some crafty gold speculator, but these anonymous offers with no money changing hands sound fictional to me.
Never again should they be left at the mercy of the city financier or speculator.
McGillivray was polished in manners, of cultivated intellect, was a shrewd merchant, and a successful speculator; but he had many savage traits, being noted for his treachery, craftiness and love of barbaric display.
In France, Madame de Pompadour was their enemy because they had refused her absolution while she remained the king's mistress; but the immediate cause of their ruin was the bankruptcy of Father Lavalette, the Jesuit superior in Martinique, a daring speculator, who failed, after trading for some years, for 2,400,000 francs and brought ruin upon some French commercial houses of note.