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bear market meaning and definition

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Definition of bear market (noun)

  1. A market condition in which the prices of securities are falling, and widespread pessimism causes the negative sentiment to be self-sustaining.
    • "During a bear market, investors often try to protect their investments by selling off risky assets."
    • "The prolonged bear market led to a lot of economic uncertainty."
    • "He started investing just as the bear market began, which meant initial losses."
  2. Generally, a bear market refers to a decline of 20% or more in broad market indexes over at least a two-month period.
    • "The stock market crash led to a bear market, with the index falling more than 20% over two months."
    • "Investors often use strategies like short selling to profit during a bear market."
    • "The bear market of 2008-2009 saw a significant drop in the value of investments globally."
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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