Definition of Bear market

1. Noun. A market characterized by falling prices for securities.

Generic synonyms: Market, Securities Industry

Definition of Bear market

1. Noun. (finance) A stock market where a majority of investors are selling ("bears"), causing overall stock prices to drop. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear Market

bear cat
bear claw
bear claws
bear cub
bear cubs
bear down
bear down on
bear down upon
bear false witness
bear fruit
bear hug
bear hugs
bear in mind
bear in with
bear market (current term)
bear markets
bear oak
bear off
bear off from
bear on
bear out
bear paw
bear pit
bear pits
bear spread
bear the scars
bear trap
bear traps
bear up

Literary usage of Bear market

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Profiting from Chaos: : Using Chaos Theory for Market Timing, Stock by Tonis Vaga (1994)
"These are the “A” waves of a three wave, ABC bear market within ... The initial bear market wave is typically viewed as “just a minor pullback prior to the ..."

2. Money and Investments; a Reference Book for the Use of Those Desiring by Montgomery Rollins (1907)
"bear market. (See " Bear.") When so many are bears that their influence is predominant in the market a " bear market " is said to exist, or a general fall ..."

3. The Value of Organized Speculation by Harrison Hardy Brace (1913)
"As for the liquidation of the bulls, such sales help to turn a bull market into a bear market; but the change of sentiment is effected quicker if the bear ..."

4. The Market Assistant: Containing a Brief Description of Every Article of by Thomas Farrington De Voe (1867)
"(See history of the Bear-market, in " The Market-book," vol. i.) The following will give some idea of their plentifulness in our State, and especially along ..."

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