The Bulls and The Bears

When Bulls attack, they thrust their horns up.

When Bears attack, they swat down.

So when the prices in financial markets rise, it’s called bullish. And when the prices decline, it’s called bearish.

That’s it.

Keep reading if you want some of the fluff…

Where Did The Bulls and The Bears Come From?

I traced the terms back several hundred years … To the bloodsport of bear-baiting and bull-baiting.

Gremsome sports where people forced animals to fight each other for entertainment…

These games were held in public arenas where people could come and bet on the animal they expected to win the fight.

Legend has it that if you were betting on the bull, people would say you’re “bullish” or “a bull.” If you were betting on the bear, you’re “a bear” or “bearish.”

The Teams Of Wall Street

You can view the markets as a game between buyers and sellers.

The buyers are bulls.

The sellers are bears.

As the price rises, it’s common to refer to the rise as a team on a sports field.

“The bulls have been dominating today!”

That’s it. Don’t overcomplicate things if you don’t need to.

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The Fluff for Fluff’s Sake

The rest of this post exists only to reach a minimum of 300 words.

It’s so strange that the internet, Google (GOOG/GOOGL) specifically, doesn’t believe things can be explained in less than 300 words. Strange right?

There’s an old quote by Albert Einstein…

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

Almost there…

Last thing. Here’s a link to a blog post I enjoyed writing.

More SEO best practices … They like to see internal linking … even if it does nothing to explain the topic.

Ok, 318 now! We made it!

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