What It Is:
How It Works/Example:
Investors have perceptions and expectations about the securities markets and whether or not the value of specific securities, as well as the gains.overall, rise or fall. The bull (or "bullish investor") makes based on his or her belief that the climb higher or that certain securities post
The opposite is the bearish investor"), who acts upon his or her belief that the decline in value or that certain securities decline in value.(or "
Why It Matters:
bull/bear ratio. In either case, bulls and bears can impact the direction of movements as a result of the they make.perceptions can affect securities prices depending on how many bulls or bears there are in the . This is best expressed by the
If you're having difficulties remembering the which animal describes what, just remember: A bull attacks by thrusting his horns in an upward movement, while a bull ; if the trends down, it's a .attacks by swiping his paw in a downward movement. Therefore, if the goes up, it's a
For more details on the history of these words, read The Quirky And Brutal Origins Of The Terms 'Bear' And 'Bull.'