Bull vs Bear Market

Bull vs Bear

What is the difference between a bull and bear market? One way to think about it is when a bull attacks an opponent it thrusts its horns up in the air while a bear claws its opponents down. A bull market is indicated by when the market is up 20% without falling 20% on its way up. A bear market is characterized by when the market is down 20% for a 52 week high. The importance of a bull and bear market is that they are both leading economic indicators. When the market is up 20% during a bull market that usually means that the economy is about to start growing, historically speaking. On the opposite end, a bear market usually indicates that economic recession could be around the corner.


Bobby Norman, CFP®, AIF®
Senior Vice President
Wealth Consultant
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