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Trends & Analysis
News

USD gains amid Fed rate cut speculations

News

Is the silver squeeze back?

News

Li Auto’s stock hits a speedbump on Q1 results

News

Gold closes week higher on rate cut speculations

News

Week Ahead Preview: 20th of May

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Walmart’s stock hits record high on Q1 results

Bear market definition

A bear market in securities trading is a declining market. Typically, it refers to a decline that is significant and prolonged, and there is an overall pessimistic sentiment among traders and investors, leading to a further downward trend in prices . A bear market is characterised by falling prices, high levels of volatility, and low trading volumes. The reverse of a bear market is a bull market.

How long do bear markets last?

Bear markets last for varying lengths of time. This can range from several months to several years, depending on the underlying economic indicators. These indicators include unemployment numbers, corporate earnings, and consumer confidence.

Strategies for trading during a bear market

During a bear market, traders and investors can still find opportunities to mitigate losses and potentially profit from downward price movements. Some strategies traders can use include short-selling, defensive investing, and hedging.
Short selling: Traders sell stocks or other assets they do not own in hopes of buying them back at a lower price in the future. They often borrow these assets from brokers and securities lenders and return them after short selling.
Defensive investing: Traders use defensive assets, such as bonds, gold, and defensive stocks, to protect against market volatility during a bear market. The chosen assets are generally less volatile, providing a source of stability to limit losses and generate profit from downtrends in the market.
Hedging: Traders use hedging strategies to protect against downside risk during a bear market. For example, they can invest in options contracts to protect against potential losses on existing long positions or take a short position on an asset that is negatively correlated to their portfolio.

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