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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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Scott Schliebe, a biologist and the polar-bear project leader for the Fish and Wildlife Service, notes in a recent essay that polar bears as a species have long had the advantage of having a relatively pristine habitat--one almost devoid of human presence.
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This bear is considered a no-harm, no-foul bear,'' said Troy Swauger, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Game.
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Marks is the coordinator of the California Bear Project, which began in Santa Clarita in early 2005.