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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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To date, the joint venture has successfully reentered the well bore down to the objective Frio pay zone.
21, as the hurricane bore down on their home, they packed their 1992 Toyota Tercel with as many belongings as they could, buckled Anthony into his car seat and fled, heading back to the city where Cynthia grew up and her mother still lives in a low-income housing complex.
With the scores tied 1-1 and Dick Advocaat's side heading for a surprise point, the Aussie was sent off in 74 minutes for fouling Paulo Guerrero as he bore down on goal.
Basinas held his nerve to send keeper Roberto Bonano the wrong way from the spot amid furious Barca protests after Spain defender Fernando Abelardo was adjudged to have fouled impressive winger Joonas Kolkka as he bore down on goal 11 minutes from time.
Using a massive drilling rig, crews will bore down 30 to 35 feet, filling a 30-inch diameter hole with wet cement as they go.
We allowed them to bore down into the bedrock and put in a permanent fix to replace the temporary pipes that were above ground after the slide and we're glad we did,'' Morgan said.
But after a sleepless night Sunday as the storm bore down on Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi and a worry-filled 48-hours, that was all Cook needed to know.
Jammed phoned lines made it difficult for New Orleans transplants living in Southern California to reach friends and family back home Sunday, as Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Big Easy.