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Trading and Investment Terminology

Bull Market

A bull market is the state of a financial markets in which the prices either experience a rise or are expected to experience a rise.


The expression "bull market" is generally used while referring to the stock markets but is also applicable for anything that is traded, for example, bonds, lands, forex, commodities and cryptocurrencies etc..


Due to the continuous change in the prices of stocks, during trading, the word "bull market" is generally applicable for long time periods in which prices of a large segment of stocks are on the rise.


Bull markets will in general keep going for a considerable length of time, like moths or even years.


Bull markets portray optimism, confidence of investors and hopes that solid outcomes should proceed for a long time period.


It is hard to reliably anticipate when the patterns in the market may witness a change. Part of the trouble is due to psychological effects and speculations playing a big part in the markets.


There is no particular and universal measurement that can be used to recognize a bull market. Regardless of this, maybe the most widely recognized meaning of a bull market is a situation in which stock prices rise by 20 percent, generally after a drop of 20 percent and before a second 20 percent fall.


Since bull markets are hard to anticipate, analysts can commonly just perceive them after they have occurred.


A remarkable bull market in ongoing history was the period in between 2003 and 2007.


Between 2003 and 2007, the S&P 500 witnessed an increase by a noteworthy margin after a previous decline; as the 2008 financial crisis happened, significant decreases happened again after the bull market run.


The occurrence of bull market is strongly related to the economy. Bull markets usually occur when the economy is either strengthening or already strong. They will, in general, occur in accordance with a solid GDP and a decline in unemployment and will regularly match with an increase in corporate benefits.


Confidence of the Investor tends to climb during a bull market period. The overall demand for stocks starts being positive. Also, there will be an increment in the amount of IPO activity during the bull market period.

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