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wongstandard
22-03-2007, 02:30 PM
any one any knowledge on this ?just curious

iml109
22-03-2007, 04:45 PM
Uhm.. u can just google this lar.

but iirc ah.. long time liao.

Bull - very agressive mah. = Active market

Bear - Hibernate = "Sleeping" market / Inactive market.

K, quiz. Do u know there are 2 other animals? Chicken and Pig. Do u know why? ;)

Teeque
22-03-2007, 05:03 PM
chicken run = hit n run...

pig = chiak kah liao...

haha, correct ka? :D

patrick
22-03-2007, 05:24 PM
People involved in the stock market are also animals like us mah!

Like Teeque said....we chicken when the market crashes...

Some give tips like parrots without knowing much...

And then happy and jumping like monkeys when the market goes up...!!! ;-)

Errrhhh....sorry lah...just my version!! Trying to cheer myself up from my fever! ;-(

Nowiam
22-03-2007, 05:32 PM
Bull - very agressive mah. = Active market

Bear - Hibernate = "Sleeping" market / Inactive market.
It is actually more interesting than that!

The most reliable one I know is that during the South Sea Bubble fiasco, the jargon used among stock traders of the word 'bear' for someone who sold short for profit came into common use for a seller's market as the South Sea Bubble was a big financial collapse. On the other the word Bull has an origin from old English meaning 'frothy' and people used to call buying a stock waiting price to go up as a Bull. Have to go dig the article out from somewhere if you really interested!


K, quiz. Do u know there are 2 other animals? Chicken and Pig. Do u know why? ;)
You probably mean Ostrich and Hog ... chicken don't know of that one exist in stock market ... yet!

iml109
22-03-2007, 10:50 PM
IDK, I was taught as Bull, bear, Chicken and Pig (Pig = Hog).

But all that bubble and frothy ler.. idk wor... hehehe.. makes me think of bubble bath only. :P