There are a lot of animals in the market!

Image courtesy of Michael Elliott from freedigitalphotos.net

Image courtesy of Michael Elliott from freedigitalphotos.net

Stock traders many times will use common animals to describe the market.  Here are some:

Bull or Bullish – describes an upward or increasing trend.  Signals the economy is strengthening and typically stock prices rise.

Bear or Bearish – describes a declining or decreasing trend.  Signals the economy is weakening and typically stock prices fall.

Chicken – used to describe someone who is afraid to lose.

Pig – used to describe impatience or greed.

Keep these definitions in mind when you hear them.  It will help guide you in your investments!

Did we forget any other animals?  Please comment.

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