Markets that decline for a long time are called Bear 🧸 Markets.
Bear Markets happen when the economy in general isn't doing well.
Just like Bull 🐂 Markets, it can only be called a Bear Market when the market drops below 20% 📉 from all time highs. Cyclical Bear Markets tend to last for a few weeks or months and longer-term Bear Markets can last for quite a few years.
Short selling, options and inverse ETFs are some of the ways investors turn some profits during a Bear Market.
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