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While day-to-day market volatility is a fact of life, there are periods when stock prices stay higher or lower for longer – these are known as bull and bear markets. A bull happens when investors are optimistic about companies’ growth potential and profit outlook, and stock prices generally rise for an extended period of time until hitting a peak – the opposite is a bear, where investors turn pessimistic and stock prices generally decline for an extended period of time, before hitting bottom. MORE