Deer Market

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DEFINITION of 'Deer Market'

A flat market. Neither a bull or bear market, a deer market is characterized by low activity, with timid investors waiting for a sign of which way the market is going to end up moving.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Deer Market'

The term is used to illustrate when investors who are unable or unwilling to move due to uncertainty - like deer who freeze when "caught in the headlights" of a vehicle.

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