bear

(redirected from The Bear)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
2) A screen shot of the bear spotted in Westlake Village.
The agents had expected most of the bear parts to be exported.
If we provide a corridor system that's not disturbed or developed, we have the capability to sustain the bears in the future," Pelton says.
The bear "began pawing at the door and damaged the screen door, and window frame," reported DailyBee.
We're going to have a competition for students in the four high schools in the area to decorate the bear.
The grizzly isn't terrifically affected by logging--if timber sales are planned for a time when the bears aren't there," says the Fish and Wildlife Service's Doug Zimmer, a member of the North Cascades Grizzly Recovery group.
Six hours later, after a fruitless search by a half-dozen sheriff's deputies and animal-control officers who tried following the bear's tracks through the semirural neighborhood south of Pearblossom Highway, the bear reappeared.
Previously, the bear had continuously prowled around Tietbohl's house for five or six weeks, and it had even managed to enter his house on three occasions by either pushing open a sliding glass door or by opening a latched door by pushing down on a levered handle.
First the bear was splayed on its stomach, its eyes covered with a bandanna to protect them from the sun, insects, and birds.
We think [the ability to conserve bone while immobile] is unique to the bear," he says.
Eddie Skade of the Valencia studio Imagine That created a maquette, or miniature model, of the bear that will be sculpted from condensed florist foam and coated with fiberglass.
Brown prepared for game wardens, he tried to slowly back away, but the bear continued to approach, then stopped, then approached again.