Bear

Definition:

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

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Minimum maintenance

The lowest required equity level that must be held with a broker in a margin account. See: margin call.

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