Until now, we were aware only of the bulls and bears of the stock market. Well, the market dwells a lot more creatures than these two. Read the story to find out which is the best fit for you.
Crux of the Matter
- Much synonymous to how a bull strikes upwards with its horns, the symbol represents a positive sentiment in the market.
- The prices are expected to rise, thereby inducing heavy buying.
- In market lingo, a bullish trend depicts an expected upward rise in price
- The polar opposite of the Bulls.
- Just like how a bear drags down with its claws, a bearish trend is a sign of pessimism in the market
- Bears believe that the prices will fall, making individuals sell their holdings.
Rabbits And Tortoise
Derived from the KG story of Rabbit and Tortoise, these two animals depict a very peculiar type of investor traits.
- Rabbits: Individuals who take very short trade positions and wish to get quick returns.
- Tortoise: Slow and steady investors who look onto the long term return and usually clung upon their investments, even amidst the volatility.
Snails And Chickens
- Snails: These are investors satisfied with low returns and are pretty conventional in their choice of investment mediums.
- Chickens: Referred to reckless investors who put their money at random without any deliberation. Know for blindly following a bull run or bear squeeze. They often lose more than they gain.
Pigs And Sheep
- Pigs: They are investors who are slaughtered in the stock market because they are the most greedy, emotionally unstable and unrealistic investors.
- Sheep: Referred to investors who follow the herd and are majorly dependent upon the tips from experts. They are generally the last to enter the bull market and exit the bear trend.
Dogs And Stags
- Dogs: They are stocks that have been beaten down the most. The price has hit the rock bottom and thus investors tend to buy them as the only future way is to move upward.
- Stags: Referred to opportunist intraday traders. Irrespective of the market trend, they are on the lookout for profitable bets.
Sharks And Whales
- Sharks: These investors signify danger. Sharks trade collectively on some dubious stock – attract retail investors – push the stock price up and soon start exiting their positions by booking huge profits.
- Whales: They are institutional investors with the potential to move the entire market through their one large-sized transaction. Infamous for manipulating the market through their deep pockets.
- In the early 1600s, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) became the first company in history to issue bonds and shares of stock to the general public. The Dutch East India Company was also the first joint-stock company to get a fixed capital stock and as a result, continuous trade in company stock occurred on the Amsterdam Exchange.
- The greater fool theory proposes that you can profit from investing as long as there is a greater fool than yourself to buy the investment at a higher price. This means that you could make money from an overpriced stock as long as someone else is willing to pay more to buy it from you.
- In folklore, the witching hour or devil’s hour is a time of night, typically between 12 and 4 am, that is associated with supernatural events, whereby witches, demons and ghosts are thought to appear and be at their most powerful. The last hour of stock trading for the day is often termed as Witching hour by regular traders.