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Definition of 'Bearish Trend'


Definition: 'Bearish Trend' in financial markets can be defined as a downward trend in the prices of an industry's stocks or the overall fall in broad market indices.

Description: Bearish trend is characterized by heavy investor pessimism about the declining market prices scenario. A fall in the prices of about 20% is identified as a bearish trend.

Also see: Bullish Trend, Squaring Off, Short Sell

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