gurugoose Report This Comment
Date: February 25, 2009 12:05AM
wtf is a bear market ??
DarkKlown Report This Comment
Date: February 25, 2009 12:15AM
A bear market is a steady drop in the stock market over a period of time. It
is described as being accompanied by widespread pessimism. Investors
anticipating further losses are often motivated to sell, with negative sentiment
feeding on itself in a vicious circle. The most famous bear market in history
was preceded by the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and lasted from 1930 to 1932,
marking the start of the Great Depression. A milder, low-level, long-term bear
market occurred from about 1973 to 1982, encompassing the stagflation of U.S.
economy, the 1970s energy crisis, and the high unemployment of the early
Prices fluctuate constantly on the open market. To take the example of a bear
stock market, it is not a simple decline, but a substantial drop in the prices
of the majority of stocks over a defined period of time. According to The
Vanguard Group, "While there’s no agreed-upon definition of a bear
market, one generally accepted measure is a price decline of 20% or more over at
least a two-month period."
FrostedApe Report This Comment
Date: February 25, 2009 02:18AM
Oh, thanks, Dr. Buzzkill. I was hoping it was a market where I could go buy a
bear. Not a huge one, or anything, just a couple hundred pound black bear. The
neighbors are starting to get on my nerves.
zxz555 Report This Comment
Date: February 25, 2009 06:13AM
I wanted a polar bear to match a white macbook, where am i to get that now?
Looks like I'll be getting an aluminium mac and a fucking grey dog.