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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.[4] 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 1980s.

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."

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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. sad smiley