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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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It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness. It guides how one looks at others and behaves toward them, in conformity with the dignity of persons and their solidarity.
Indeed, the house is not cosy in conventional terms but bears witness to a deep conviction in an design ethos that truly embraces the art of making.
This exhibition, through its rarity and the mastery to which it bears witness, is an exceptional event.
A born-again New Historicist or cultural materialist he is not; rather, his most recent work bears witness to a reconciling process that most of us can share, of responding to the critical revolutions of the past twenty years while still holding on to the humane breadth of view and deep involvement in the literary text that characterized the best work of mid-century scholarship.
Skeletons, skulls, memorials, and plaques aside, the blunt truth that Mofokeng confronts is that the land always forgets: It cannot testify to suffering but bears witness only to a dislocation from its own past.
This period bears witness not to an artist who lost his footing only to flail about in bad taste, but to one pursuing with bold consistency the same attitude he asserted from the very start.
2 "'Degenerate Art': The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany" (Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, 1991 In the last decade of the century, modern art bears witness not only to its earlier hopes but also to its historical traumas: for example, the antimodernist exhibition under the title "Entartete Kunst" ("Degenerate An") organized by the Nazis in 1937.
Lu"), 1999, and the proliferation of differing quotational modes necessitated in citing it bears witness to the layers of narrative embedding that the title implies.