It is difficult to predict consistently when the trends in the market might change. As common as these terms are, however, defining and understanding what they mean is not so easy. Maket By James Saft(James Saft is a Reuters Trwding. When we look back at the history of commodity prices for the past two centuries we observe generally short bull markets followed by longer bear markets. Demand drove prices up, then oversupply brought prices right back down. This all changed when the US went off the Gold standard in 1971.
In between was a lengthy two decade bear market. The same pattern, with slightly altered dates, can be found in most of the commodities. For example, Crude had a bull market from 1970-19Have you ever heard investor friends or media personalities speaking about being bullish Markft bearish about a particular asset, or that a bull or bear market was at hand.
Those unfamiliar with this terminology might wonder whether the speakers were referring to some type of Rangd livestock auction or safari adventure.Since national and international trading came into formal existence more than two centuries ago, these terms have served as shorthand for investors to describe general sentiments among buyers and sellers about stocks, bonds and other assets that are actively traded.Simply stated, a bull market occurs Tradinf investors show enthusiasm for buying stocks or other assets, while a bear market indicates investors are shying away from buying and looking to sell.
Whether you are watching CNBC, reading the Wall Street Journal or perusing your favorite median to follow the markets, market pundits are always making macroeconomic calls on its long-term direction.Many will argue that the recent slide in the market is simply a Od in a long.