A bull market is when security prices are generally rising. Bull markets tend to follow periods of booming economic conditions and periods of loose credit and monetary conditions. Sometimes a bull market can culminate in an asset price bubble, where a mania of buying and greed sees prices run up well beyond fundamentals and subsequently plummet back to or below price levels seen before the bubble. Bull markets can provide ample opportunity for investor to earn returns, especially if certain strategies are used such as investing in high beta funds, aggressive growth funds, leveraged funds etc.
Synonyms: Up market, Rising market, Positive returns
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