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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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I can't bear this secrecy and I don't understand why she has stuck by him and didn't tackle him about what he did to me and my sister.
Branko Geroski says in Sloboden pecat that with each passing day, we realize that Gruevski can't bear the sight of anyone, not just those criticizing him, who if he could he would persecute all the way to Papua New Guinea, but also the ordinary citizens, those very same people coming to his rallies to hear what he has to say, with petrified faces and hands mechanically clapping.
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I can't bear it when my Chelsea supporter friend rings up on the pretext of nothing in particular and then makes barbed remarks about the slim chances of my boys picking up any silver.
Melbourne, June 17 ( ANI ): Hillary Clinton, the former US Secretary of State, has revealed that she can't bear any sexist remarks or misogyny, referring to Julia Gillard's recent speech.
death of Belle's best friend Gemma continues, Gemma's grieving father Dom can't bear to hear more evidence about the night his daughter died and he rushes out of the courtroom.
I can't bear the thought of being connected all the time.
JUST CAN'T BEAR TO LOOK One young fan can't watch as Dublin take a penalty against Cork.
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Summary: WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama put the blame squarely on Republicans for the failure so far to agree a deal to avert the fiscal cliff crisis, saying they can't bear to raise taxes on the rich.
I might stand a chance of getting a few answers correct" Actor Sir Roger Moore's Mastermind specialist subject "I can't bear things that don't have comedy.
In principle, it's fine, but if someone wants to leave this earth as they can't bear to live the way they are with no quality of life, in my opinion so be it.