Bear market



bear market

A market, especially a stock market, characterized by falling prices; the opposite of a bull market.
Contemporary Examples

The bear market in the Great Depression lasted 30-something months.
The End Is Near! Jeffrey Leeds March 4, 2009

Profits will probably fall by half and I would be surprised if the bear market lasted more than two or three years.
The End Is Near! Jeffrey Leeds March 4, 2009

Historical Examples

The house had a large bull clientèle, which was holding its stocks, and not selling on a bear market.
The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

He was a bull in a bear market; and the more he lost the more he thought the inevitable “rally” in prices was due.
The Tipster Edwin Lefevre

It refers to a person who believes that the market value of stocks will decline, and a bear market is a declining market.
Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler

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