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  • Robert Prechter of Elliott Wave, who is 'King of the Bears' enough that he is called a permabear, came on CNBC this afternoon after the closing bell to tout the new bear market or that what we have seen is a still nothing more than a bear market rally.

    24/7 Wall St.

  • Since we don't start 'til Tuesday, any irrational exuberance to counter my "permabear" outlook?

    The Big Picture

  • I'm not quite a "permabear", like Wall Street Jackass, but I'm very cautious about the near-term future for equities.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Each January, Gary Shilling, a US economist often characterised as a "permabear," issues his predictions for the coming year and suggests related investment ideas.

    Fool.co.uk - Headlines

  • A few folks out there have called me a "permabear" claiming that I missed the recovery.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • Professor Roubini is known in the economics trade as a "permabear" because of his repeated claims over the last six years that a financial system based on self-regulation, non-deposits, highly leveraged subprime housing debts and globalised derivatives trading was unsustainable and would collapse.

    Irish Blogs

  • Stephen Mihm (A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States, HUP 2007, forthcoming in paperback) continues his streak of excellent writing for the New York Times Magazine, this time taking on "permabear" economist Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the current housing crisis/oil shock/consumer confidence bust way back in 2006, and who was widely derided for doing so (a "permabear," by the way, is what economists call a colleague they see as consistently over-pessimistic).

    Mihm vs. Dr. Doom

  • We will get it cleaned up and actually, I'm not a permabear.

    Get Briefed: Nouriel Roubini

  • It is the people of the United States who have had enough of this doomsday crap about our climate. "permabear wrote," Ignorance and stupidity reign.

    Environmentalists losing ground

  • We should not comment on the issue, and simply support our only real ally and only real democratic secular republic in the middle east: Israel ... "permabear said," Netanyahu and the Israeli right are just as blind and foolish as Bush and the American right.

    Israel, Palestinians, U.S.

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  • Maintain the rage.

    August 19, 2008

  • That sounds like you're permanently angry.

    August 19, 2008

  • 'perpetual pessmist' ... permapist?

    August 19, 2008

  • Wasn't that a song by the Buzzcocks?

    August 19, 2008

  • Oh, good. Because the last thing one would need is a Permabear in the Pit of Despair.

    August 19, 2008

  • No, no. Just a permanent bear.

    August 19, 2008

  • But not, I presume, permanently pessimistic.

    August 18, 2008

  • I like this word. I want to be this word.

    August 18, 2008

  • At the time, unemployment and inflation remained low, and the economy, while weak, was still growing, despite rising oil prices and a softening housing market. And then there was the espouser of doom himself: Roubini was known to be a perpetual pessimist, what economists call a “permabear.�?

    The New York Times, Dr. Doom, by Stephen Mihm, August 15, 2008

    August 18, 2008