bull market


Definition of bull market

: a market in which securities or commodities are persistently rising in value — compare bear market

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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, a yearlong bull market—triggered by the CARES Act’s passage at the market trough and supported since then by a series of government rescues—has added roughly $4.8 trillion of wealth to the richest 1% of American households. Daniel Markovits, Time, "America's 1% Got Way Richer During the Pandemic. We Need a Onetime Wealth Tax to Help Rebuild the Country," 30 Apr. 2021 Earnings, valuation and rampant speculation have all played a role in the extraordinary bull market that began a year ago this week. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "This Bull Market Has a Troubling Reliance on Speculation," 25 Mar. 2021 Low interest rates played a role in inflating the US housing bubble before the 2008 financial crisis, as well as in the apparently relentless bull market in US stocks. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "New Zealand’s central bank is being asked to tackle a housing crisis," 15 Mar. 2021 Back then, the U.S. experienced an incredibly strong bull market, heavily fueled by the rapid growth of technology stocks. Joel Litman, Forbes, "Wall Street Wrong Again: Goldman’s “Non-Profitable” Tech Index Is Not Vindicated By Volatility," 4 Mar. 2021 DeFi or Decentralized Finance has been one of the biggest catalysts of the recent crypto bull market. Tatiana Koffman, Forbes, "Meet Clover, The Next Generation Of DeFi On PolkaDot And Kusama," 20 Apr. 2021 Welcome to the CrazyTown exit of the 2021 bull market. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Coinbase and crypto slump, but a resurgent economy pushes blue-chip stocks higher," 16 Apr. 2021 In a bull market, the club’s creditors had been prepared to tolerate those figures. New York Times, "A French Soccer Team Clings to First Place as the Bottom Falls Out," 2 Apr. 2021 The debate around whether or not bitcoin is a store of value is one that continues to rage hotly, but the reality is that this has been a driving force in the current bull market. Sean Stein Smith, Forbes, "Coinbase, Bitcoin, And Some Longer Term Implications Of Coinbase Going Public," 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bull market

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bull market was in 1858

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6 May 2021

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“Bull market.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20market. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bull market

technical : a market (such as a stock market) in which prices are going up

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