Bullish and Bearish are terms used to describe the upward or downward direction of a trend, a financial market or an investor mindset.
The terms Bullish and Bearish use the image of the bull and the bear to define the tendency of a stock exchange price (shares, currencies, raw materials, or bonds), or the mindset of an investor.
There are two possible explanations for the use of these words :
The terms bullish and bearish are validated when the trend (respectively bullish or bearish) exceeds 15% progression in the stock market index in question. This can reflect the opinion on a single asset as well as on the entire financial market. As a wink to the omnipresence of these two terms, the bronze bull sculpture near the New York Stock Exchange by Arturo Di Modica is commonly known as the "Wall Street Bull".