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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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They can be replaced by the human harvesters in white lab coats, bearing down on all of us with benevolent, all-seeing eyes.
I see this stuff bearing down on us like a freight train," said Ron Seigneur of Seigneur & Co.
Or they assert that recurrent crises around the world have prevented Clinton from bearing down on his home-front agenda.
Canada was the better team most of the night and would have won had Reis not made a superb stop on Dwayne De Rosario, bearing down on the U.
With next year's labeling change bearing down, he says, companies are "going to lose the customers [unless they] make this minor capital investment.
How much stresswould a mammal feel when hearing a pack of half-starved hounds bearing down on it?
The unsettling sensation that one's own act of spectatorship is under surveillance by an imagined community bearing down by boat or on horseback reinscribes Eggerer's theme of the uneasy integration of the individual into the social.
Bearing down from overhead, however, is the security's 10-month moving average, perched near the 40 level.
Earlier in the morning, at the intersection with Tyrone Avenue, a bicyclist coasted across the busway as a bus driver bearing down on him honked, causing him to get out of the way.
Alternatively, the researchers propose that ice caps help quiet volcanoes by bearing down on Earth's crust, essentially putting a weight on the magma chambers that feed volcanoes.
Bearing down from overhead is the 35 level, which served as the lower rail of a short-term trading range during the latter half of 2004 but has acted as resistance since last December.