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Bear Market




A declining stock market over a prolonged period, usually lasting at least six months and normally not more than 18 months.

Any market in which prices exhibit a declining trend for a prolonged period, usually falling by 20% or more.


Additional Comments:

Usually caused by a conviction that a weak economy will produce depressed corporate profits.

Also, a market in which prices of a certain group of securities are falling or are expected to fall.

Related Terms:

Bull Market
A rising stock market over a prolonged period, usually lasting at least six months and normally ...

Bear
An investor who believes that a security or the market is falling or is expected to ...

Depressed Market
Market in which supply overwhelms demand, leading to weak and lower prices. ...





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