bear funds

Definition

Funds that utilize short-selling methods to quickly make profits during a bear or declining market. These funds are usually made up of hedge funds and mutual funds. They are actively managed, and short individual stocks or inverse-index funds that short entire indexes. Bear funds revolve around the idea of playing with both sides of the market so that gains in the bear fund offset losses elsewhere in an investor's portfolio. Bear funds are considered tactical investments, but usually end up being lousy long-term investments for investors.

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You may want to try and find some good bear funds that may be able to make you some very quick money.

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The investors told their sellers to start the bear funds in order to make a profit after the declining of the market price.

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My broker advised me to short the market with bear funds to hedge the other investments in my portfolio, and this will help me in these turbulent times.

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