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Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

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Bear Market

Synonyms:declining, decreasing, down, pessimism, selling, shares falling, uncertainty
Filed Under: financial-banking, investments
Tags: banking, investment, stock market

Definition of bear market

bear market
1. When stock prices fall and the market turns poor for investors, this is called a bear market.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • bull market   When stock prices are increasing and it's a healthy market, this is known as a bull market.
  • buyer's market   When market conditions favour the buyer.
  • insurance cycle   A cycle of soft and hard market conditions observed in the insurance and underwriting industry.
  • seller's market   Due to either low supply or high demand, the seller can expect to sell quickly with a high sale price.
  • stock   A share of the ownership of a company.

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