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Section: 5 Bull vs. Bear Market
An extended period of general price decline in the overall market is referred
to as Bear Market. However, within a bear market it is possible that certain
stocks can move in the opposite direction and appreciate in value. A bear market
witnesses investors selling off shares because they anticipate worsening economic
conditions and falling corporate profits or other negative factors.
Bull market is evident when overall stock market gains a positive momentum with rising prices. The market may experience bullish runs due to various reasons such as better than expected corporate earnings, positive economic outlook etc.