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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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One local said: "It doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened if the dad and his little lad had still been up.
It doesn't bear thinking about. Apparently they dragged her on to the roof."
For something like that to happen to Danielle, it just doesn't bear thinking about."
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The implications of a massive cull of an already depleted and overstretched An Garda Siochana doesn't bear thinking about.
"Another horrific alternative is that somebody did this to Sooty deliberately, but that doesn't bear thinking about.
Super Ayr running out with 'Killie Pies' across their chests doesn't bear thinking about
And Liverpool without Gerrard doesn't bear thinking about.
``What might have happened if your had succeeded quite frankly doesn't bear thinking about.''
But the very thought that Obama could be killed by militants being harboured on these shores simply doesn't bear thinking about.
'To end up like that, it doesn't bear thinking about. My heart goes out to his family.'