Market view is the general sentiment of investors towards the market. This is the combined view of all investors at any one time. Since this is not static, but rather always changing, market sentiment is usually seen in three general categories: extremely optimistic (bullish); extremely pessimistic (bearish); and neutral or equal in number of optimists and pessimists. The view of market participants can be based on either fundamental or technical reasons. The market view is seen as moving the main indices, which will push individual stocks in its wake.