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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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I wish that Winkler's compelling and disturbing story of bearing witness had been told differently.
Because Great Gram's departure after this secret act left Gram to be "raised" and then raped and impregnated by Corregidora (172), this act is responsible for both the extension of the Corregidora maternal line and for hinting at the strategy of procreative "bearing witness" the Corregidora women use to hold up his crimes.
For priests, whose calling is one of sacrifice, self-negation, and bearing witness, to refuse to do the same is a blot on their mission.
For example, her arguments about bearing witness could have been condensed at various points (for instance, on pages 191-93, her repeated mentioning of atrocity photos as "acts of bearing witness," as upholding "the centrality of bearing witness," and as "tools of bearing witness" is simply redundant).
On display were hundreds of letters, faxes, sketches, and newspaper clippings bearing witness to the bureaucratic red tape behind the APEC extravaganza--an ironic counterpoint to the music's soaring idealism and the flash of pyrotechnics.
On the one hand was an idea of political action that is ultimately a form of bearing witness, taking a public moral stand as a self-justifying act.
While some might consider exploring the history of our trinitarian creeds a dull and irrelevant exercise (or even wince at the church-dividing and institutionalizing politics involved), as the story of Spirit-led theologians struggling to order what they saw in the scriptural witness as God's intrinsic order in a dynamic relationship bearing witness to God's self, we might find kin as well as fresh insight here.
Black masses bearing witness to some of the darkest hours of the twentieth century, they seemed charred.
Hayes' inclination to yank readers from their fantasy of bearing witness and return them to the longing of the self, perhaps, highlights the entire collection's greatest ambition and its greatest weakness--tenderness.