What Is Bear market?

A bear market is a condition in the stock market where the overall trend is downward and prices are falling. It is characterised by widespread pessimism and negative investor sentiment, leading to a decrease in the prices of securities. In a bear market, most asset classes tend to decline, and it can last anywhere from a few months to several years. During a bear market, it is common for investors to sell their holdings, leading to further declines in prices. The opposite of a bear market is a bull market, where prices are rising and investor sentiment is positive. Bear markets can be caused by various factors, such as economic recession, high unemployment, and declining corporate earnings.