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Bear  

Definition 1.

investor who believes astock or the overall market will decline. A bear market is a prolonged period of falling stock prices, usually by 20% or more.Related: bull.
 

Definition 2.

An investor who acts on the belief that a security or the market is falling or is expected to fall.
 

Definition 3.

An investor who believes that a security, a sector, or the overall market is about to fall. opposite of bull.
 

Definition 4.

A Wall Street biped who believes the market will go down. In recent years bulls have rendered bears almost extinct, but it''s hard to believe that the Ursidae family will not come roaring back sooner or later.
 
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