What does bullish and bearish mean in forex?

PIPruit

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Let's go to the basics. I am looking for the best explanation of what bullish and bearish mean in forex, please.
 

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When the market makes a bullish move, this means it is moving upwards, and when it makes a bearish move, this means it is moving downwards. Bulls are usually people who have bought a certain currency pair or financial instrument (or those who expect it to go up), and bears are those who sold the instrument or expect it to go down.

The names come from the typical movements of a bull and a bear. A bull usually butts up his opponent whereas a bear smacks his victim down. In the same sense, bulls want to take the price up, and bears want to take the price down. The price eventually moves in the direction of the strongest of either one of those two sides.

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When talking about markets, a bull market is a market that is predominantly controlled by bulls, and a bearish market is a market where the bears are prevailing. One example of a bull market is the long trend up that lasted for more than ten years in the S&P500 after the financial crisis of 2008. An example of a bear market is the one that followed when stocks declined sharply because of the lockdowns in many economies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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Bull is the symbol for bullish market and a bear symbolises bearish market. The meaning of both bearish and bullish market can be understood by the characteristics of the bull and the bear.

A bull has a tendency to move his head in an upward direction when he has to attack thus, bullish market means that the market prices are rising consecutively. The bullish market states that their are more number of buyers for the instrument who are expecting the prices to rise even more.

A bear has a tendency to attack with his claws in downward direction thus, bearish market means that the market prices are falling consecutively. The bearish market states that their are more number of sellers for the instrument who are expecting the price of the instrument to fall.
 

Danuta

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Simply, a bear market is one in which prices are heading down and a bull market is used to describe conditions in which prices are rising. In a bull market traders are looking to enter the market when prices are rising so that they can sell once they believe the market has reached its peak. And in a bear market traders are looking to enter the market when prices are falling so that they can buy once they believe that market has reached its peak.
 

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Well, bullish is when a trader thinks that price will go higher. Bearish - opposite, he thinks that market price will go down. easy
 

Alex Bainbridge

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When the market makes a bullish move, this means it is moving upwards, and when it makes a bearish move, this means it is moving downwards. Bulls are usually people who have bought a certain currency pair or financial instrument (or those who expect it to go up), and bears are those who sold the instrument or expect it to go down.

The names come from the typical movements of a bull and a bear. A bull usually butts up his opponent whereas a bear smacks his victim down. In the same sense, bulls want to take the price up, and bears want to take the price down. The price eventually moves in the direction of the strongest of either one of those two sides.

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When talking about markets, a bull market is a market that is predominantly controlled by bulls, and a bearish market is a market where the bears are prevailing. One example of a bull market is the long trend up that lasted for more than ten years in the S&P500 after the financial crisis of 2008. An example of a bear market is the one that followed when stocks declined sharply because of the lockdowns in many economies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Great explanation for newbies
 

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Bulls are traders who expect that price will go up. A bull trader opens long positions, thus increasing demand and raising the price of a trading instrument. In the bullish market, the economy is doing well, the unemployment is declining, GDP is rising, and prices are also growing.
Simply put, a bear market is one in which prices are heading down and a bull market is used to describe conditions in which prices are rising.
 

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In short, bullish is your anticipation of the price increasing in the stock market, hence the animal, bull, itself attack the prey or opponent with their heads up.
While the bearish is your anticipation of the price decreasing in the stock market, hence the bear claw down on their opponent.
 
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