Bear Market

A bear market is negative market sentiment. The prices of stocks and crypto, for example, are low and there is little demand for these products.

We speak of a bear market when the prices of a financial product fall and when the product is in a downward trend for an extended period of time. For example, when bitcoin falls and does not rise again for an extended period of time. This creates a bearish market sentiment that makes investors less likely to get in. Investors are thus less active because they do not face the future with too much confidence.
When someone expects prices to fall within a short period of time, we also refer to this as bearish. This can happen, for example, when a major central bank raises interest rates. People then generally spend less money.

How long does a Bear Market last?

There are several factors that affect the economy. Therefore, there is no telling how long a Bear Market lasts. Based on the past, you can say that a Bear Market lasts one year and nine months on average. However, this is no indication of the future. The opposite of a bear market is a bull market.