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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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Do good, always do good, for it will always bear fruit. 'What we have done will not be lost to all eternity.
"I want to be as encouraging as possible around those negotiations which are moving forward and could bear fruit very quickly."
Foss emphasizes that our efforts need to bear fruit and challenges the oft-used maxim "God doesn't call [one] to be successful; God only calls [one] to be faithful." Although I do not totally disagree, I am wary of phrases like "our ministries will be judged by their productivity" (p.
Staller's impact on the lives of FFA members will bear fruit for generations.
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Edward Gough, Beacon Foods managing director, said, ``We are doing a lot of work with marinades and dressings, which we hope will bear fruit in the coming months.
While I certainly appreciate the reasoning behind not tying fundraising compensation to funds raised (after all, in the world of academia, funds are raised for the good of the school, not as a means to expand one's salary base), and while I also appreciate the "soft" nature of many results in the fundraising world (the ongoing fomenting of relationships that may one day bear fruit), I do wonder, in this instance, at UK's reluctance to insist on even the most fundamental modes of accountability.
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OWNER Martyn Burke has cut down on his jumping interests but saw his decision to retain Roman Rampage with Tim Easterby bear fruit in style in the opening novice hurdle.
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