bull market

Definition

A prolonged period in which investment prices rise faster than their historical average. Bull markets can happen as a result of an economic recovery, an economic boom, or investor psychology. The longest and most famous bull market is the one that began in the early 1990s in which the U.S. equity markets grew at their fastest pace ever.

Also know as up market.

The opposite of bear market.

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When we sold shares in our company, I made a lot of money when the stock went up as part of an overall bull market.

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Following the stock market bust of 2007 and 2008, we have experienced one of the longest bull markets in recent history.

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Since the low of 6,469 in March of 2009, the Dow has been in a wonderful bull market and has increased to just over 18,000 in March of 2015.

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