- noun a period when prices on the stock market fall as shareholders sell shares, because they think share prices will fall further.
- noun a period when share prices fall because shareholders are selling since they believe the market will fall further.
- (written as Bear Market)A period of trading wherein a negative outlook for currencies leads to a widespread sell off, leading to broad value depreciation. Typically due to negative speculation as a result of events that have a global impact. Opposite of bull market.