from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Clumsy, boorish, and surly.
- adj. Causing, expecting, or characterized by falling stock-market prices.
- adj. Pessimistic: "Whether or not the [Coast Guard] cutter's presence made bearish the prospects of illicit trade in the outlying islands, there was a prompt mass migration of their inhabitants to the mainland” ( Springfield MA Sunday Republican).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling or likened to a bear, typically in being rough, surly, or clumsy.
- adj. Characterized by falling share prices.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Partaking of the qualities of a bear; resembling a bear in temper or manners.
- adj. Fearful of or anticipating falling prices, as in the stock market.
- adj. Tending to cause prices to fall.
- adj. Pessimistic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Partaking of the qualities of a bear; morose or uncouth in manner.
- Heavy and falling: applied on the stock-exchange to prices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. expecting prices to fall
Bucking a trend of broadly lower Treasury yields, some Treasury-bond strategists are forecasting that yields in the 10-year and 30-year sectors will rise between this month and May in what they described as a bearish seasonal pattern.
The second reason I am short term bearish on NFLX is I am very suspicious of the recent price increases.
The first reason I am short term bearish is that technically, in my opinion, it has become very overbought.
Even so, strategists at Morgan Stanley set up short-term bearish wagers on bonds.
"The euro-dollar remains supported by Trichet's hawkish comments, and while we are long-term bearish on the euro, we would expect the euro to continue to rise and we like it to hit the $1.36-$1.38 area in the next week or so," said Mary Nicola , currency strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.
"We're seeing a lot of short-term bearish play combined longer-term speculative play that the dividend will go through as Bank of America wants it," said TD Ameritrade chief derivatives strategist Joe Kinahan .
In addition, the buying in stocks, euros and other riskier investments was described as largely the reversal of short-term bearish bets rather than long-term investors voicing optimism about the outlook.
Options traders made a beeline for near-term bearish contracts.
The average net cost of the long-term bearish transaction amounts to $1.14 per contract.
Near-term bearish traders sold 4,400 calls at the May $21 strike to take in a premium of $0.30 per contract.