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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
Translations of “bear market”
in Chinese (Traditional) 熊市…
in Chinese (Simplified) 熊市…
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