Bear Market

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Bear Market
/beər  mɑːr.kɪt/ n.


Bear markets are periods of consistently falling stock prices where we see a 20 percent or greater decline in stock prices extending over a time frame of two or more months, thus prompting low levels of investor confidence and high levels of pessimism. Major economic shifts, instability in foreign markets, or even political conflict can influence the development of a bear market.
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