Bear Fund

Bear Fund

A mutual fund that invests predominately or exclusively in securities that tend to do well when most of the market is performing poorly and that do poorly when the market is performing well. Bear funds are intended to be a safe haven for investors in a down market. Examples of securities that may be found in a bear fund include stocks in budget retailers and fast food restaurants, since they tend to be stable and even experience some earnings growth during recessions.
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Perma bear, David Tice, manager of the Prudent Bear Fund, was quoted in "On Wall Street" saying, "Stocks will deliver sub-par performance over the next 10 years.
5 percent in October, while the Bear fund dropped 11.
Children's charity organisation Teddy Bear Fund also came out to criticise her performance, claiming that she has disrespected teddy bears all over the globe.
A representative for the Teddy Bear Fund which gives out stuffed animals at abuse shelters said that the 20-year old singer made a "bad choice to use a universally loved children's teddy bear in an offensive way", TMZ.
Rich has been called 'one of the top natural resource stock gurus in the industry today' by the Manager of the Prudent Bear Fund.
Many years ago I was tempted to invest in a so-called bear fund in the UK, when stocks appeared overheated and due for a slump.
Funds raised by the afternoon tea will go to the Charlie Bear fund to help youngsters with cancer.
A few caveats: bear funds tend to be more expensive--bear fund fees are in the range of 1.
It was all in aid of the Charlie Bear Fund, the designated charity for the Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment.
Invesco's Rupert Bear fund (0800 028 4050) accepts lump sums or regular contributions as low as pounds 20 a month.
A slightly riskier bet is an investment or unit trust - like Invesco's Rupert Bear Fund or Aberdeen's Thomas & Friends Children's Investment Plan.
The Whitburn Comprehensive pupil has thousands of pounds built up in children's savings bonds, two policies with the Royal London Insurance Company, her own Nationwide building society account, and just recently opened by her mother, an Invesco Rupert Bear fund.