Bull Market Rally

A bull market rally is a move up in the market that is part of a larger, overall trend. A bull market is one in which stocks are moving up because investor confidence is optimistic about the future. Note that a bull market rally usually occurs well before the actual economy improves; this is because the stock market is a discounting mechanism which looks 12 months or more into the future. A bull market rally may very well signal a turning point in the economy.


There is plenty of rejoicing on Wall Street as traders celebrate the third anniversary of the beginning of the current bull market rally with heavy buying on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrials surged 218 points to above the stubborn 13,000-point…

It’s increasingly likely that stock prices will keep their positive bias going into 2011. That is, if there isn’t a major shock to the system like a new war or sovereign debt default. At the end of the day, the…

— by Mitchell Clark, B. Comm. For the stock market, the future is always uncertain, but right now it needs that future to come as fast as it can. It could be a disaster, but the stock market needs first-quarter…

— by Michael Lombardi, CFP In the bulls' corner...the U.S. government, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Secretary of the Treasurer, unemployed Americans and those that fear the loss of their jobs, companies struggling to survive, banks with bad loans and…