Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being bearish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Behavior like that of a bear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being bearish in nature, appearance, or manner.

Etymologies

bearish +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since the markets are relatively quiet, yields have retreated from any immediate sign that I need to reconsider my near-term bearishness on fixed-income, and therefore my working hypotheses need little adjustment at the moment, I want to touch on two other topics that are broadly relevant to the market these days but not necessarily breaking news.

    Recent Commentaries | Safehaven.com

  • USDJPY: Maintains Bid Tone - While we retain our broader medium term bearishness (as long as the pair trades within its established declining channel) on the pair,

    FXstreet.com

  • As I shall argue, this is not a sign that "bearishness" is over, just that it lessened throughout the year.

    Financial Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha

  • I also think that people should be made to work for their 'bearishness'.

    House Price Crash News Blog

  • 'bearishness' is there defined as the functional relationship, not between the rate of interest (or price of debts) and the quantity of money, but between the price of assets and debts, taken together, and the quantity of money.

    The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

  • "There is so much bearishness priced into the market that, barring a systemic collapse, it's difficult to see how we can't get that positive surprise," said Andreas Utermann , the London-based global chief investment officer for money manager RCM, a subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors.

    All That Market Volatility for This?

  • Investors reached record levels of bearishness on the U.S. dollar in recent weeks—as shown in the amount of short positions, or bets against, the currency.

    Declining Dollar Gets a Reprieve

  • "High volatility and bearishness had been key supports" for his previous preference for "high-quality" companies, "but, as volatility has eased, we no longer see strong evidence to support those factors outperforming."

    All's Quiet on the Dow. Too Quiet?

  • For all the bearishness reflected in Sprint's stock selloff, calls far outnumbered bearish "puts" in the options market.

    Bulls Ride Big Telecom Merger, Eye Sprint Rebound

  • The performance of global stocks in August suggests that most of the bearishness was linked to the uncertainty over Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt.

    Investors need certainty to shake off August blues

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