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Vidhura S Tennekoon

Vidhura S Tennekoon

Vidhura S Tennekoon is assistant professor of Economics, IUPUI.

COMMENTARY

Here’s what a bear market is and why it matters

By: - June 24, 2022

A 16th-century proverb advises: “It’s unwise to sell a bear’s skin before catching it.” That’s one of the stories used to explain why, in modern times, Wall Street types call someone who sells a stock expecting its price to drop a “bear.” It follows that a market in which securities or commodities are persistently declining […]