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AMA 101

What are Bull market and Bear market

01 December 19:02


Q: Today let's talk about Bull market and Bear market.


A: This is the interesting topic. Here you go.


Q: What Is a Bull Market?

1.A bull market is the condition of a market in which prices are rising or are expected to rise.

2.The term "bull market" is most often applied to anything that is traded, such as bonds, real estate, currencies, and commodities,

3.The term "bull market" is typically reserved for extended periods in which a large portion of prices are rising.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

A bull market is a period of time in markets when the price of an asset rises continuously.

Traders employ a variety of strategies, such as increased buy and hold and retracement, to profit off bull markets.

Q: Why is it called a "bull" market when prices go up?

That is, a bull will thrust its horns up into the air. These actions were then related metaphorically to the movement of a market.

In Much Ado About Nothing,a comedy by William Shakespeare, the bull is a savage but noble beast.

Q: How to Understand Bull Markets?


A:

Understanding Bull Markets

1.Bull markets are characterized by optimism, investor confidence, and expectations that strong results should continue for an extended period of time.

2.There is no specific and universal metric used to identify a bull market.

3.Since bull markets are difficult to predict, analysts can typically only recognize this phenomenon after it has happened.

Characteristics of a Bull Market


1.Bull markets generally take place when the trend is strengthening or when it is already strong.


2.The overall demand will be positive, along with the overall tone of the market.


Q: How to Take Advantage of a Bull Market?

Buy early in order to take advantage of rising prices and sell them when they’ve reached their peak.

Below, we'll explore several prominent strategies investors utilize during bull market periods.

1.Buy and Hold

One of the most basic strategies in investing is the process of buying the product and holding onto it, potentially to sell it at a higher level.

2.Increased Buy and Hold

Increased buy and hold is a variation on the straightforward buy and hold strategy, and it involves additional risk.

3.Retracement Additions

A retracement is a brief period in which the general trend is reversed.

4.Full Swing Trading

Perhaps the most aggressive way of attempting to capitalize on a bull market is the process known as full swing trading.


Q: Ok, thanks for all about Bull market. Now let's see what a Bear Market is.


A:

A Bear market is when a market experiences price declines.

Bear markets are contrasted with upward-trending Bull markets.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

1.Bear markets occur when prices in a market decline by more than 20%.

2.Bear markets can be cyclical or longer-term.

3.Short selling is the way which traders can make money during a bear market as prices fall.

Q: What is Short Selling in Bear Markets?


A:

Traders can make gains in a bear market by short selling, buy at high price and sell at low price.

Q: Let's check the Phases of a Bear Market.

Bear markets usually have four different phases.

1.The first phase is characterized by high prices and high investor sentiment. Towards the end of this phase, investors begin to drop out of the markets and take in profits.

2.In the second phase, prices begin to fall sharply, trading activity and corporate profits begin to drop, that may have once been positive, start to become below average.

3.The third phase shows speculators start to enter the market, consequently raising some prices and trading volume.

4.In the fourth and last phase, prices continue to drop, but slowly. As low prices and good news starts to attract investors again, bear markets start to lead to bull markets.

Q: How to Understand Bear Markets?

One definition of a bear market says markets are in bear territory when prices, on average, fall at least 20% off their high.

Another definition of a bear market is when investors are more risk- a verse than risk-seeking.

Bear markets can last for multiple years or just several weeks.

Q: Let's get to some conclusions:


A:

1.A Bull market is the condition of a market in which prices are rising or are expected to rise.

2.Bull markets are characterized by optimism, investor confidence, and expectations that strong results should continue for an extended period of time.

3.Bear market is contrasted with upward-trending bull market.

4.Short selling is the way which traders can make money during a Bear market as prices fall.

Q: Let's go to Question Session.


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