bear market

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bear market

A market in which prices are falling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bear market - a market characterized by falling prices for securitiesbear market - a market characterized by falling prices for securities
securities industry, market - the securities markets in the aggregate; "the market always frustrates the small investor"
Translations
dumbungsmarkaðursvartsýnismarkaður
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