bear

(redirected from Born)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Charlie Sifford * Born June 2, 1922 in Charlotte, N.
Nathaniel Starks * Born June 20, 1940 in Brownwood, Ga.
Adrian Anthony Stills * Born November 29, 1957 in Pensacola, Fla.
Bobby Stroble * Born December 4, 1944 in Albany, Ga.
Chuck Thorpe * Born January 22, 1947 in Roxboro, N.
Jimmy Lee (Jim) Thorpe * Born February 1, 1949 in Roxboro, N.
Tom Woodard * Born December 2, 1955 in Midland, Texas; turned pro in 1978; joined PGA Tour in 1981; regained tour card at 1984 qualifying tournament.
Born in, Unionville, Michigan, Luther received his B.
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Hoyt received his degree from Rock Valley College, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Born in Pittsburgh, Carey earned a chemical engineering degree from the Univ.