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Bull Market vs Bear Market


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Whenever people talk in general about Bull market or bear market what they mean are 2 things

  1. Stock market or Sensex and Nifty Trend and
  2. Investor sentiment or faith in the stock market
What is bull market ?
When stock market e.g. Sensex or Nifty is rising with most stock prices rising we call it a BULL market. The investor sentiments is positive and they have faith in the stock market and economy in general. They are BULLISH.
The term is derived from bulls throwing their opponents UP by their horn !

What is bear market ?
When stock market is falling and the prices of most shares of company are falling, it is generally called the beer market. The investor sentiments is negative and they lack faith in stock market and are afraid in investing during such times. Investors are BEARISH.
The term is derived from bears bringing DOWN their opponents by striking claws downwards  !
Bull Market vs Bear Market
In very simple terms Investor sentiment is positive in a bull market and mostly shares are over-valued and in a bear market people are fearful and you may get good bargains with many shares being undervalued. Its GREED vs FEAR !

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