For the experienced trader, these terms are more than familiar, but for the beginner, it’s important to define them:

      What is "Bearish"?

      In trading, there are two distinct types of mindsets while trading–the Bears (sellers) and the Bulls (buyers). To put it plainly, Bears think things are going to get worse (i.e. bearish) and therefore enter the market with a sell. After entering a bearish position in the market, you’re what is called "short". Price movement from this point up or down will change a bear’s account value in increments of the chosen market.

      What is "Bullish"?

      Where Bears believe prices are going down, Bulls are the opposite–they think the prices are going up (bullish), and therefore enter the market with a buy. After entering a bullish position in the market, naturally, you are what is called "long". Once again, price movement from this point up or down will change a bull’s account value in increments of the chosen market.

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