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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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You can't bear witness from afar any more than you make an omelet without cracking eggs.
You understand that as one context, and you speak the truth, and expose the lies, and bear witness in that context--the same way you do in the church on Sunday, and in the trade-union hall on Monday, and in some dialogue with some businessman on Tuesday.
Just as Mutt's violence forever alters Ursa's ability to bear witness, her ensuing fury transforms her singing voice.
Those familiar with the history of the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi markets can bear witness to the fact that all-CMOS solutions enable these technologies to be integrated into end products more quickly due to their significant price advantage.
Quinn's sculptures bear witness to the violence and indignity of the big business of meat, but this strong if uncomplicated message is only the beginning.
Even the titles of Woodson's works bear witness to that shoulder-stooping responsibility: The Negro in Our History (1922), The Mind of the Negro As Reflected by His Letters Written During the Crisis 1800-1860 (1926) and African Heroes and Heroines (1939).
How are we to bring the masses to shore and contemporaneously bear witness to the truth of Catholicism?
Our texts for the Resurrection of our Lord gift us with the faithful endeavors of those who have gone before us to bear witness to and make real the experience of new life in the crucified and risen One.
All of us had the same prayer - that we would not bear witness to a tragedy like Challenger.
One by one, led by an older soldier played by Morgan Freeman, they bear witness to their faith on the very eve of death, "in Jesus' name," as one says.
The pockmarked faces of Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, and our moon bear witness to the comets and asteroids that bombard them.
While works such as Kennedy's multimedia/performance art documentary An Evening with Dead Essex (1974) certainly bear witness to this transition, the shift can actually be detected as early as 1968, with the publication of her memorial poem/ play Sun: A Poem for Malcolm X Inspired by His Murder, which bridges the gap between her early surrealistic psychodramas and her search for a new non-verbal form of imagistic theater-in-process.