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Bull

An investor who thinks the market will rise. Related: Bear.

Bull

1. An investor who believes that the market or a security will rise and makes investment decisions accordingly. See also: Bear.

2. Informal for bull market.

bull

An investor who believes the price of a particular security or security prices in general will follow a broad upward trend. An investor can often be a bull on a specific security but not on the general market, and vice versa. Compare bear.

bull

a person who buys a financial security (stock, share, foreign currency, etc.) in expectation that its market price is likely to rise. See SPECULATION. Compare BEAR.

bull

a person who expects future prices in a STOCK EXCHANGE or COMMODITY MARKET to rise and who seeks to make money by buying shares or commodities. Compare BEAR. See SPOT MARKET, FUTURES MARKET, BULL MARKET.
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Elaine said: "I took the bull by the horns and decided to sell everything so I could make the move.
Indeed Roeder, who usually does not like the opposition to know too much, took the bull by the horns and told me: "If Al does not come through his test tomorrow morning I will start with the same 11 against Everton which started against Charlton Athletic on Wednesday night ( apart from bringing in Celestine Babayaro for the injured Bramble.
Plenty of Premiership clubs looked at Marcus Stewart but shied away from a bid until Ipswich Town took the bull by the horns and were rewarded spectacularly.
He took the bull by the horns, brought Mark Kennedy to the left and it came off.
He's the one who took the bull by the horns - what others couldn't do in 15 years he did in a matter of a couple of months,'' Cohan said.
At one stage it was out of our hands but we showed great spirit to get it back in our hands, we took the bull by the horns," said Smyth.
Linley's bitch took the bull by the horns from the traps and firstly held off a back-straight charge from the well-supported Oscar Two and then a late rally from Paul Miller's Follow The Ace who she beat by the narrowest of margins.
Robert Thornton took the bull by the horns on Trenchant (8-1) and shoved him home two lengths ahead of rival Souffleur up the gruelling final run-in.
Playing to a partisan crowd, they could do little wrong, but the originators of the twin guitar sound took the bull by the horns and gave a performance that was full of energy.
Van Bommel took the bull by the horns and tried to alter the course of the game with a 30-yard shot whistling just wide of Dida's post.
Brian Twist of Autocar took the bull by the horns and touched 105mph with a road equipped Dolomite on the Brooklands circuit.
He took the bull by the horns and let Cause Celebre (2-1 favourite) stride along in front in the bathales.