Bull market

Bull market

A bull market is one where stock prices are rising or are expected to rise – the trend is up.

You might also hear people talk about being “bullish” on an investment. If you’re bullish you are confident, you have an optimistic outlook.

One suggestion for the origin of the term “bull” is that a bull thrusts its horns up.

 
Bear market

Bear market

Consumer prices index (CPI)

Consumer prices index (CPI)