EXPLAINING The TERMS "Bear and Bull Markets".
Bear markets are those with falling stock prices. The term bear market is thought to come from the way a bear attacks by swiping its paws down on its prey. In a similar way, the Bull market parallels the way the bull attacks by thrusting its horns up into the air. For a more in-depth look at Bull and Bear Markets, take a look below at the chart, courtesy of Business Insider.