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bear market

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bear market definition


A market, especially a stock market, characterized by falling prices; the opposite of a bull market.

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  • The house had a large bull clientèle, which was holding its stocks, and not selling on a bear market.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • He was a bull in a bear market; and the more he lost the more he thought the inevitable "rally" in prices was due.

    The Tipster Edwin Lefevre
  • It refers to a person who believes that the market value of stocks will decline, and a bear market is a declining market.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler

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