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Bear Market

"Bear Market" refers to a financial market condition where prices are falling or are expected to fall. This term is most commonly used in the context of the stock market, but can apply to any securities market, including bonds and commodities. Bear markets are typically characterized by a decline of 20% or more from recent highs, and are often accompanied by widespread pessimism among investors. This market trend can be triggered by various factors including economic downturns, geopolitical crises, or systemic financial sector problems.