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What is a bear?

Discussion in 'Shares' started by MJK, 25th May, 2006.

  1. MJK

    MJK Well-Known Member

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    Being new to equities...I suppose I've only known a Bull market. :eek:

    What are the caracteristics of a bear market?

    Is it a large drop followed by gradual declines?

    Is it gradual declines only?

    Is it volatility and flatline 0% growth/0% decline?

    Is it best to exit the market before a Bear or better to hold through?

    Or do you just expect modest growth?

    Is capitalising interest a bad strategy for a bear market?

    My question relates more to Managed funds than Direct shares but comments on both are welcome.

    MJK :D
     
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  2. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    Follow this link : http://www.investorwords.com/443/bear_market.html
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