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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
A bear market characterized by a reluctance to sell in the face of substantial losses and a reluctance to buy in the face of a dismal outlook. The market is termed a graveyard market because those on the inside cannot get out, and those on the outside have no desire to get in.
The period near the end of a prolonged bear market wherein long-time investors have taken large losses and new investors are unwilling to buy in.