Indian stock markets are said to have been witnessing "bear" phase from last few months. In context of stock market, what does the term "bear" signify?

Answer: [A] A market condition in which prices of securities are falling.

"Bull" and "Bear" are two terms used in stock markets to signify the different market conditions. While bear denotes a market condition in which prices of securities are falling, bull denotes a market condition in which prices of a group of securities are rising or are expected to rise.

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