What is a Bear?

Stock Market Terms explained as simple as possible

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A bear is someone who is short-selling stocks expecting the price to go down.

The bearish sentiment

Often you will hear the term ‘bearish sentiment.’ This sentiment means that the majority of people that trade a particular stock think that the stock prices will go down.

The bear market

A market where the dominant direction is up is called a bear market. People only call it a bear market if the trend has been down for months.

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