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bear market

[ bair-mahr-kit ]
/ ˈbɛər ˈmɑr kɪt /
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noun Stock Exchange.
a financial market characterized by investment prices that are falling or that are forecast to fall.Compare bull market.
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Origin of bear market

First recorded in 1870–75
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bear market

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

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