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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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Assessing the risk of extinction for the brown bear (Ursus arctos) in the Cordillera Cantabrica, Spain.
Most northerly observation of a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) in Canada: Photographic and DNA evidence from Melville Island, Northwest Territories.
Atgardsprogram for bevarande av bjorn (Ursus arctos).--Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ilkayeva et al., "The gut microbiota modulates energy metabolism in the hibernating brown bear ursus arctos," Cell Reports, vol.
Predation and partial consumption of an adult Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni Gmelin, 1789) by a brown bear (Ursus arctos Linneaus, 1758).
In Montana, the streams that bisect the Two Creeks Ranch provide important habitat for bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), westslope cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki lewisi), grizzly bears (Ursus arctos), and many other creatures.
Arctos: Acta Philologia Fennica (Helsinki, Finland)
Department of Fish and Wildlife's grizzly sow and her cubs, ursus arctos horribilis.
Should I ever go to Alaska again, the SAW 500 in a Haugen chest-mounted shoulder holster could come in handy should I find myself under a large Ursus Arctos or such.
Nevertheless, the scientific name Ursus arctos is still applied today to the California grizzly along with the extant populations of Alaskan brown bears and grizzly bears that survive in other parts of the United States.
ROMANIA Romanian environmentalists have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) in the country's Carpathian Mountains, one of the Carnivore's last European strongholds Despite declining numbers and the bear's protected status, the Romanian government still condones bear hunting and has set a quota of 300 bears this year.