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English definition of “bear market”

bear market

noun [C]     FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a period during which prices in a financial market are going down and a lot of people are selling shares : While other bankers had their bonuses slashed during the recent bear market , bond traders continued to earn large payouts . → Compare bull market
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