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Could someone enlighten me as to the definistion of "Bearish" on this forum. I understand "Hawkish" and "Doveish". But "Bearish" has baffled me. What's next I wonder: Mole-ratish, Chimpish?

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Bearish = pessimistic (i.e. house prices will fall)

Bullish = optimistic (i.e house prices will rise)

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Bearish = pessimistic (i.e. house prices will fall)

Bullish = optimistic (i.e house prices will rise)

Of course, thats the bulls definition.

Here's the definitive:

Bearish = optimistic (i.e. house prices will fall)

Bullish = pessimistic (i.e house prices will rise)

That's more like it :)

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Of course, thats the bulls definition.

Here's the definitive:

Bearish = optimistic (i.e. house prices will fall)

Bullish = pessimistic (i.e house prices will rise)

That's more like it :)

I knew someone would say that. :D

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Bearish with respect to a particular asset class means tending towards the opinion that the value of that asset will fall.

Bullish is the opposite.

So, a financier might say "I'm bearish on UK property, but bullish on European equities and Japanese bonds".

News items can also be said to be bullish and bearish. For example:

"An increase in the employment rate today was taken as a bullish signal for the Dow Jones".

i.e. People think the Dow will go up when they read the employment figures.

frugalista

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Bearish = pessimistic (i.e. house prices will fall)

Bullish = optimistic (i.e house prices will rise)

Or as I see it on here

Bearish = optimistic house prices will fall

Bullish = pessimistic house prices will fall

Bearish = getting a 'boner' with the news of IR rises

Bullish = getting a 'log' with the news of IR rises

TB

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There must be a reason for the choice of these two particular beasts to describe market sentiment?

It's a great description for the two different camps. I think of it as a bull running wild and the grizzly bear growling and getting ready to hibernate.

:)

Quick edit: Is it true that when a cowboy straps himself onto a bull in a rodeo, there's someone crushing it's testicles to make the bull go...ahem...nuts?

Edited by Golden Shower

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Could someone enlighten me as to the definistion of "Bearish" on this forum. I understand "Hawkish" and "Doveish". But "Bearish" has baffled me. What's next I wonder: Mole-ratish, Chimpish?

Bearish is the characteristic of someone who sane, rational and probably quite intelligent. The term bullish is a characteristic normally associated with drooling idiots.

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What about Hawkish and Doveish then? I don't know what they are. :unsure:

hawk = war rallying bully

dove = peace loving? :unsure:

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just for clarity on bears and bulls...

it all comes from 17thCentury and the fledging stock trading. It was conducted just down the road from the bear baiting pits..

So these traders chilled out after a days trading by watching bears, bulls etc in the pits.

They noticed how bears kill by dragging the opponent to the flooe, ie DOWN, bulls by flinging them into the air, ie UP. Thus bears and bulls in the stock markets...

Doves and Hawks is simple... i'll leave that one to someone else..

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What about Hawkish and Doveish then? I don't know what they are. :unsure:

hawkish - looks to raise rates

dovish - looks to cut rates

we only refer for hawks and doves when it comes to interest rates on here, but shakers defintions are also valid in the big wide world outside of hpc.

Hawks, doves, bulls, bears,pigs and sheep - funny really, not funny like a clown though

EDITED:

Didnt we have a Glossary on here at one point, i might of imagined it due to solvent abuse but i thought we had/working on one. If not can we do so and slam it up on the top tabs. I suppose we could add stuff to the wiki instead, ill leave that thought to those who are capable of making a decission.

Edited by theChuz

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