A bear market is a general decline in a financial market over a period of time, usually applied to stock markets. The recent bear market has resulted in substantial losses for investors. A bull market is a general upward trend in a financial market over a period of time, usually applied to stock markets. The recent bull market has resulted in substantial gains for investors.
- A Lucky Apple and the Evolution of an Investment StrategyChristopher Hall, a high school senior who plans to study financial engineering in the fall, writes about his own experiences as a young investor in the stock market: "There is no better feeling than when an investment pays off. Conversely, the feeling of realizing a loss (selling a stock for less than you paid for it) is not one that you want to repeat."
- Jennifer Barrett of Acorns with 5 Facts about Fintech