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Greetings Crom,

What does it mean if someone is termed "a bear" or a "bull"?

Bears think something will go down and bulls think something will go up. So for example if an Analyst believes a stock will rise then he is a bull or bullish on the stock while if the Analyst believes a stock will fall then he is a bear or bearish on the stock.

If you want a reference:

From http://www.investorwords.com/437/bear.html :
"An investor who believes that a security, a sector, or the overall market is about to fall. "

From http://www.investorwords.com/608/bull.html :
"An investor who believes that a particular security, a sector, or the overall market is about to rise."

Regards,
JB
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