Bulldog Market

Definition of 'Bulldog Market'


A slang term for the stock market in the United Kingdom. Bulldog market is usually used by non-U.K. residents. It is an allusion to the Great Britain's famous pooch the British bulldog.

Investopedia explains 'Bulldog Market'


The term Bulldog market was used in business slang but has become widely accepted, much like the "Yankee market" refers to U.S. markets and "samurai market" refers to the market in Japan.

Bulldog market is unrelated to the term "bull market" which describes a market on the rise.



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