Market Cheerleaders

Here’s an interesting question. A reader writes:

"I was thinking since the phrase "cult of the bear" is being so widely embraced especially on Real Money,maybe you can start using a counter label that that similarly derides the bulls . . .?"

I like the concept of the counter phrase.  Any ideas as to what they should be called? Here’s my short list:

The Bullish Herd

The Under-performers

Market Cheerleaders

The Hype Brigade

Long & Wrong

The one trick ponies

Happy Talk Squad

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Add your own euphimisms in the comments below . . .

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web:
  1. trader75 commented on Jan 18

    Not sure where the the term originated, but ‘Permabulls’ is concise and to the point…

  2. trader75 commented on Jan 18

    To get a little more creative, how ’bout Sunshine Pumpers… or Johnny One-Notes… or Kudlowites…

  3. Andrew commented on Jan 18

    How about “Bull Squad”? This could be abbreviated to BS.

  4. Drumsfeld commented on Jan 18

    How about “Cult of the Man-Cow?”

  5. Uncle Jack commented on Jan 18

    Cult of the man-cow! That has my vote.

  6. Alan Greenspend commented on Jan 18

    “Sunshine Pumpers” , LOL, hilarious. Permabulls is an apt classic.

    But fresh labels make good tv, how about the “Mindless Herd” or the “Stampeding Ones”? However I feel “Secret Shorters” or “pump and dumpers ” is more accurate for a number of them that appear in front of the camera.

  7. balloon pirate commented on Jan 18

    Howzabout “The Steers?” They look like bulls, and sometimes they act like bulls, but in the end, they’ve got nothing.

    Yeharr

  8. 23 commented on Jan 18

    Horny Bulls or Hornies

  9. Charles Levin commented on Jan 18

    well creamed bull has a nice flavour

  10. rh commented on Jan 18

    OPUDs

  11. Luis commented on Jan 18

    I rather be known as “the optimist” than a “man cow”

  12. clif commented on Jan 18

    How about Nirvana Nuts!!

  13. nim commented on Jan 18

    udder-performers

  14. john commented on Jan 18

    The Jim Cramer Experience featuring The Bullish Herd

  15. tom commented on Jan 18

    Fidelity

  16. J_IA commented on Jan 18

    Holy Cows

  17. SS commented on Jan 18

    I don’t see cult of the bear as deriding…

    How ’bout “Rosie Ray Bans”

  18. SS commented on Jan 18

    I don’t see cult of the bear as deriding…

    How ’bout “Rosie Ray Bans”?

  19. penq commented on Jan 18

    ghosts of grandeur lost

  20. bp commented on Jan 18

    The opine of the bovine?

    The faction of cattle action?

    Do they “moo at the market” rather than bark at the moon?

  21. CD commented on Jan 18

    how about “The Bunch of Bull”. An added bonus is that it reminds me of the Brady Bunch. How can you go wrong with Barry Williams & Co.?

  22. haraldb commented on Jan 18

    neoconservatives

  23. Bob L. commented on Jan 18

    The ‘Eloi ‘ Bulls of ‘Time Machine’ fame would be very appropriate.

  24. Bob L. commented on Jan 18

    The ‘Eloi ‘ Bulls of ‘Time Machine’ fame would be very appropriate.

  25. David Silb commented on Jan 18

    Herd Nation

    Mad Cow Clique

    Doin Da Bull

  26. robert moreno commented on Jan 18

    How ’bout:

    “The glass half full of Bullshiners.”

  27. David Horwitz commented on Jan 18

    something got messed up at your site: I posted Mad Cow Disease, not The Pollyannas

  28. Dennis Ahearn commented on Jan 18

    The Bloviating Bovines (with apologies to Bill O’Reilly)

  29. GREG STROH commented on Jan 18

    HOW ABOUT “THE BULLSHEVIKS”

  30. Steve Haughey commented on Jan 18

    The Bullards

    The Bullyannas

    The Bowhiners

    Irrational Hornblowers

    Rainbow chasers

  31. James commented on Jan 18

    The BullShi%ters

  32. louay commented on Jan 18

    how about the bullish bozos

  33. Mike commented on Jan 18

    Too Full of Bulls

  34. blue][erring commented on Jan 18

    “Those that wear bull colored glasses.” it brings an interesting visual to my mind, that of brown opaque lenses rather than rose. also it implies that the wearers
    are only seeing what they want to see.
    -][

  35. RW commented on Jan 18

    Some of these suggestions are great. Ones that elicited the biggest guffaw and/or seemed spot-on and/or appropriately disrespectful from my POV were:

    1. Cult of the Man-Cow (nicely twisted, made me not sure I should be reading it)
    2. Bull Squad (nice image of collective muscle and excellent abbreviation)
    3. Sunshine Pumpers (ahh, double meaning, double meaning – like that a lot)
    4. Market Cheerleaders (pretty accurate when all is said and done)

    All hard to beat but I’ll propose “Sacred Order of the Sell-side” (SOS) just to keep the ball rolling.

    RW

    PS: Permabull is certainly the most recognizable but usually countered w/ “Permabear” — both are “one-note” stances so to speak — so the necessary contrast with Cult of the Bear which implies something more like a more complex social body or organization with a shared liturgy and secret handshake seems weakened.

  36. chuck commented on Jan 18

    the Woolly Bully’s, ya know
    wool over your eyes,etc.

  37. Mark commented on Jan 18

    “Sunshine Pumpers” is both naughty and nice at the same time. Love it!

  38. Smita commented on Jan 18

    Longhorns !!

  39. paul darby commented on Jan 18

    Crazed and Confused
    Fad Money Crowd
    Sad Money

  40. Dave commented on Jan 18

    Cow Now

    Texas Longwrongs

    Heifer Hogs

    Bull Bloats

    PS I think Barry is trying to stampede the herd with this hurtful humor.

    Bovine Blasphamy

  41. Dave commented on Jan 18

    Cow Now

    Texas Longwrongs

    Heifer Hogs

    Bull Bloats

    PS I think Barry is trying to stampede the herd with this hurtful humor.

    Bovine Blasphamy

  42. David Silb commented on Jan 18

    How about “Bull on Parade”

  43. David Silb commented on Jan 18

    er I meant “Bulls on Parade”

  44. e-jay commented on Jan 18

    Cult of the Tenderloins!!

  45. trader75 commented on Jan 18

    Also note — if the word ‘Pumpers’ is a bit strong for the MSM, ‘Sunshine Brigade’ is less caustic yet still retains the flavor… and Brigade is just a cool word.

    It makes me think of hyperactive firemen, eager to douse any outbreak of pessimism they see. The WSJ does this constantly with their breathless earnings headlines, e.g. “Yahoo profit soars, but fickle investors sell anyway.” Stupid old fickle investors!

  46. bdtobias commented on Jan 18

    I’m quite fond of the term “HYPERBOLISTS”, it can be applied to so many over the top, serial exaggerators.

  47. Steve Haughey commented on Jan 18

    The Cult of the Three Monkeys

    “See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil”

  48. Aristotle commented on Jan 18

    hhmmmmm, I smell BBQ!

  49. betsy o’shea commented on Jan 18

    how bout gazarelli gang or bull leggers

  50. JM commented on Jan 18

    how ’bout bragadocious or bamboozled bovines?

  51. dirge commented on Jan 18

    bdtobias’ “Hyperbolists” could easily be converted to Hyperbullists.. or is that too much?

    Cock-and-Bull Enthusiasts is my contribution though the Sunshine Brigade is awfully nice.

  52. Bryan g commented on Jan 18

    I’m liking The Sunshine Brigade

    good ring to it

  53. BobOh commented on Jan 18

    How about “The Steer Clears”?

  54. anon commented on Jan 18

    i know you are a seinfeld fan. how about “The Bizarro Bulls”.

  55. JWC commented on Jan 18

    I like you Hype Brigade the best…. that is all they are, a bunch of Hype…

  56. Jordan commented on Jan 18

    The Kudlowites

  57. Greg commented on Jan 18

    Many good suggestions here. Catchiness is more important than double-entendres or other wit that might be lost on the masses. Therefore, my vote goes to either:

    HyperBullists or

    Bullheads (“School of” ..?)

  58. tom de see commented on Jan 18

    how ’bout tough taurus’

  59. PC commented on Jan 18

    How about Long Gone!

  60. SINGER commented on Jan 18

    The “No Down” Side

    The Cattle

    One Eyed Willies

    Speculation Nation

    The Sunshine Gang

    The Interested Party

    The Blowoff Brigade

    Team Silver Lining

  61. mark commented on Jan 18

    For those who remember the ’90’s: “Battapaglia-bots”

  62. muckdog commented on Jan 19

    The Moon Shot Crowd

  63. brian commented on Jan 19

    the Bullshitters (too graphic?)
    the Toreadors…
    no. the Rodeo Clowns!

  64. brian commented on Jan 19

    Actually, upstream someone said the Bullsheviks. That’s perfect.

  65. Kevin Berner commented on Jan 19

    As a tribute to Hoofy the Bull, “Hoof in the Wall Gang” or “Ste-er do Wells”.

  66. todd commented on Jan 19

    Long Duk Dong?

  67. bt commented on Jan 20

    Greater Fools
    Mesa-Never-Sellsa Club

  68. m commented on Jan 22

    THE BOOYAH BOYS!

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