Bull Market

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Definition: Bull Market


Bull Market

Quick Summary of Bull Market


A prolonged period in which investment prices rise faster than their historical average. Bull markets can happen as a result of an economic recovery, an economic boom, or investor psychology. The longest and most famous bull market is the one that began in the early 1990s in which the U.S. equity markets grew at their fastest pace ever. Also known as up market. The opposite of bear market.




Full Definition of Bull Market


bull market is a period in which the prices in a market rise overall. Any asset class, including stocks, bonds, or commodities, can experience a bull market. Historically, bull markets tend to last longer than bear markets.

Bull markets in stocks often coincide with periods of robust economic growth. Increased earnings often lead to higher stock prices, and a general optimism can attract more people to the stock market, increasing share prices further. At the extreme, bull markets can create bubbles in which prices rise far past the value of the underlying asset.

While bull markets are appealing, shares and companies generally get more expensive during bullish times. Unless the rise in price is driven by rapidly growing profits or the realistic prospect of some disruptive innovation that promises large profits in the future, companies are less likely to be undervalued, and thus less likely to provide high returns over the long term.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Bull Market are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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