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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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Hairy, bearded men playing great guitar in an atmosphere of relaxed camaraderie seemed like ursine heaven.
Sexual maturation in the attached juvenile stage of the ursine ark shell, Scapharca ursus, in the innermost area of Ariake Sound, Japan.
Her exhibition, "Performance" and "Ursine," will be displayed December 13, 2007-January 26, 2008, at the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles.
So after installing the gargantuan azure ursine in summer 2005, Argent and his wife, Anne, decided to make miniature replicas--"abstractions through miniaturization"--as souvenirs.
Everhart was sorry he had to kill the bear, but he didn't want his youngest boy to become an ursine appetizer.
The room, likened to "a den" in "bear-country" (19), by dint of metaphoric impertinence achieves an ursine translation of its occupant.
Wolfer gave the ursine interloper good odds on survival.
In ursine terms, at almost eight months, he's approaching the truculent teens, with the teeth, claws, bulk and inborn temperament to make him very truculent indeed.
Up on her hind legs glaring at you with those bleary, ursine eyes.
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.
They receive their heavenly light from the royal "Phoebe brighte," and their fame "while that the Beares in skye shall showe, / Within this lande, all future times shall knowe." 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).