What Is a Bear Market (and How to Trade It)?

Bear silhouette on red smoke background

Source: Dreamstime | Author: Ilkin Guliyev

Reading time: 8 minutes

A bear market, or the period when stocks lose their value for a prolonged period of time, can no doubt sound scary to first-time investors. And while every market goes through this cycle at some point in its lifespan, the good news is that the bulls far outlive the bears when it comes to longevity.

So, what are bull and bear markets, what causes a bear market, and what can you do to protect your portfolio when all of your assets seem to be headed towards record lows?

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The Art of Short Selling – All You Need to Know

DeltaStock's short guide to short selling

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Reading time: 6 minutes

First came the global pandemic. Now, a full-scale war not seen in nearly a century threatens to repeatedly shake the global economy to its core, and yesterday’s bullish markets have ventured deep into the red. Doom and gloom forecasts aside, there are still plenty of strategies that traders could employ to take advantage of today’s unstable price movements.

One such strategy is called short selling.

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Amazon Splits Its Stock for the First Time Since 1999; Here Is What This Means for Traders

Rows of stacked cardboard boxes with Amazon logo

Source: Dreamstime | Author: Russell Vance

Reading time: 1 minute

In a move that closely mirrored Apple, Tesla, Google and other tech giants, on Wednesday Amazon announced its first stock split since the dot-com era, essentially informing investors that they will receive 19 extra shares for each share that they currently hold in the company. The e-commerce leader also said that it will kickstart a brand new $10 billion share buyback program, effectively replacing its previous $5 billion buyback program authorised back in 2016.

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The War Puzzle Effect: Why Wartime Investments Can Pay Out in the Long Run (+ Our 5 Safe Haven Picks)

Top wartime investments in 2022

Source: Dreamstime | Author: DeltaStock

Reading time: 13 minutes

Just as the world was about to exit a two-year-long pandemic that shook the global economy to its core and forced millions of people to explore remote work options, it was dragged headfirst into a wave of violence and a humanitarian tragedy not witnessed since the Second World War.

Thus, when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraine in the early morning of February 24th, 2022, he caught many investors completely off-guard.

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