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Bear

An investor who believes a stock or the overall market will decline. A bear market is a prolonged period of falling stock prices, usually by 20% or more. Related: bull.

Bear

An investor who believes, for any technical or fundamental reason, that a security or the broader market will decline significantly. A bear takes the appropriate steps to limit losses during the period that they believe that the security will decline. They may sell their long positions or short sell the security to profit from the decline in price. See also: Bull.

bear

An investor who believes a security or some other asset or the security markets in general will follow a broad downward path. An investor can often be a bear on a particular security but not on the general market and vice versa. Compare bull.

bear

a person who sells a financial security (stock, share, foreign currency, etc.) in expectation that its market price is likely to fall. See SPECULATION. Compare BULL.

bear

a person who expects future prices in a STOCK EXCHANGE or COMMODITY MARKET to fall and who seeks to make money by selling shares or commodities. Compare BULL. See SPOT MARKET, FUTURES MARKET, BEAR MARKET.
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Once again, Ursus arctos horribilis is asking us to look beyond the usual boundaries.
Post-hibernation activity and habitat selection in a small remnant brown bear population (Ursus arctos L.
In recent books such as The Mammals of Canada, A World List of Mammalian Species, and Wild Mammals of North America, brown bears and grizzlies are considered to belong to a single species, Ursus arctos.
Spatial patterns in brown bear Ursus arctos diet: the role of geographical and environmental factors.
Canis lupus Gypaetus barbatus Gyps fulvus Milvus milvus Neophron percnopterus Ursus arctos
Lowell Jaeger, Suddenly, Out of a Long Sleep, Arctos P, 2008.
Key words: Northwest Territories, Mackenzie Delta, brown bear, grizzly bear, Ursus arctos, broad whitefish, Coregonus nasus, traditional knowledge, predation
The most recently recovered species include the (West) Virginia northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus), certain populations of the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and the Yellowstone Distinct Population Segment of the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis).
1983), del Oso Pardo Japones (Ursus arctos yesoensis) con 80% (Ishikawa et al.
The Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA said on Thursday (9 June) that it had signed a five-year collaboration agreement with Arctos, a Norwegian network for Arctic marine ecology research.
The list concerns: several species of blastomussa from Indonesia (coral); chamaeleo gracilis from Benin (chameleon); two species of euphorbia from Madagascar (plant); geochelone pardalis from Mozambique (leopard tortoise); several species of mantella from Madagascar (small, brightly coloured frog); species of naja from Laos (cobra) (for which import restrictions were recommended in April 2004 to all parties to the Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora); psittacus erithacus from Nigeria (African grey parrot); and ursus arctos from British Colombia, Canada, as a hunting trophy (brown bear).
The North Pole was associated with the Bear Constellation - or arctos in Greek - so the opposing south became the "anti-arctos".