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.

Nearby Terms

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Discounting the news

An adjustment of a stock's price as speculators bid the price up or down in anticipation of news about the company, whether good or bad.

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