A bear market is a period of continuous decline in the stock or commodity market.
Typically, investors believe that a bear market has arrived when a stock, commodity, or entire index fall by 20% or more from its most recent highs.
The onset of a bear market is generally in tandem with poor economic conditions.
A benchmark is a standard used by investors to compare the performance of a stock, commodity, or other securities.
A best efforts underwriting or offering means the underwriter will do their best to market the securities for the issuer (company, supplier, etc) to investors. The underwriter will not buy all the securities from the issuer, only those the underwriter’s clients want to purchase.
Beta of stocks measures the risk that the shares carry compared to the broader market. Theoretically, the market is said to have a default Beta of 1. As a result, Beta stocks can be of four types.
A block trade is a substantially large buy or sell order for a stock, commodity, or other security. Block trades are typically done by institutional investors like hedge funds, mutual funds, and others to mask the true size of the transaction.
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