Dec 28, 2013
Hey kid! It's not speculators that raise up the prices at the pump or on the markets, it's the MANIPULATORS more so. Supply, which they regulate as well to keep prices higher [no matter what most will say about that, it's sure coincidental that they have quite a few refineries closed at times and the price of gas just happens to go up], has some bearing as well. The people who are speculators, are just buying, just like with a bond, option, stock, coin, bullion, etc., hoping to make a profit. That doesn't really move the markets, unless it's enough of them, and most everyone who makes an investment is a speculator at some time in their life, even through a 401k or some similar vehicle.