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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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he unites with beasts whose reptilian and ursine forms are themselves but masking gestures.
A right being unconditional (or else it would not be a right), the pursuit of happiness must therefore always end in success, rather as the bear-hunting of such leaders as Brezhnev and Ceausescu had always to end in ursine slaughter, thanks to the minions who drove tranquilized bears to be mown down at point-blank range by the leaders.
Moreover, Leicester was not only celebrated as ursine religious and political hero, he was also symbolically present in dramas of the late sixteenth century where his relationship to Elizabeth and his role as Protestant champion were the subject of the conflicts depicted.
Thus: "Beyond them a furred croup of ursine magnitude emerge[s] from the cavernous shelter of the limousine" before Eigen, coming out of his taxi, catches "a rise and fall of yellow skirting another solid mass of blue" (415).
Following the shock news of misdemeanours in the modelling world, newspapers this week are poised to break other startling revelations, including the discovery of ursine faecal traces in the woods, and video evidence that Jordan sleeps on her back.
99) revolves mainly around a burly Madrid dentist who has to leave behind his ursine pursuits when he suddenly finds himself raising his young nephew, but this sweet comedy takes a few carnal detours as the DDS finds action at the bathhouse and under the right bridge.
A life-size acrylic ursine from the California Bear Project sponsored by the city's Arts and Events Department has been placed in the amphitheater as the school raises money for its adoption and decoration.
Department of Agriculture Forest Service introduced the ursine park ranger in 1944, and the message, "Only you can prevent forest fires," remained constant until April 2001, when the Ad Council updated the campaign to address the increasing number of wildfires in the nation's wild-lands.
His most memorable victory came in a stunt match involving a 165-pound black bear (not much more than a cub): Buford won a $50 prize for "defeating" his puzzled ursine opponent by hitting it with a football block and pinning its back to the mat.
Unlike the ursine advertisements for his hair tonic, in which the masculine themes of bears and baldness dominate, Atkinson's copy for the Ambrosial Soap exploited women's fears of skin blemishes, freckles and, the ultimate horror, wrinkles.
Here are the ABA's tips for managing ursine visitors that may turn up in your yard:
1550) praising the ancestry of Lorenzo il Giovane we read: 'As the Laurel [Lorenzo] was justly created from Ursine stock, so he is also deservedly begotten from the Medici.