What is a bull market?
When prices start rising and continue to rise it’s known as a bull market. It’s when traders have confidence that prices are good and they are optimistic about the future.
The opposite of a bull market is a bear market.
Where have you heard about bull markets?
The term is often used in the media when stock markets are rising. Or when confidence returns, and people think a bear market is coming to an end.
What you need to know about bull markets...
Bull markets are triggered when there is a lot of demand – when people want to buy. And they usually happen when economies are doing well and unemployment is low.
Bull markets happen more often than bear markets (when everyone wants to sell instead), according to experts.
They can last for years and they can be local – one market might be ‘bullish’ while others around the world are struggling.