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Saturday Finances—Animal Names for Stock Market Events

I see a bear...

The Wall Street Zoo

Bear Market  A market condition in which the prices of securities are falling.

Dead Cat Bounce  A temporary recovery from a prolonged decline or bear market followed by a continuation of the downtrend.
Bull Market  A financial market of a group of securities in which prices are expected to rise.
Stags  A category of market participants who are not interested in a bull or bear run.  They buy shares of a company's initial public offering (or IPO) & sell as soon as the stock is listed & trading commences.
Chickens  Individuals who are fearful of the stock market & stay away.  Fear overrides their need to make profit, so they stick to conservative financial instruments such as bonds, bank deposits & CDs.
Pigs  Individuals who overly embrace risk.  These individuals are impatient, willing to take high risks, and make investments based on hot tips. 
Wolves  Individuals who employ criminal &/or unethical means to make money.  A "wolf m…