Hmm, a thought just occurred to me: do you think they call a market going down as "bearish" because of the "Big Dipper"? Or is this just one more of those weird coincidences in life in general, and the English language in particular? Anyway, given my pronoid stance in life, I will probably be feeling bullish instead most of the time.
As for the market, I am slowly getting my feet wet, with a 50 euros deposit on eToro, in anticipation of my positive savings for the coming months. Probably this is a better way than trying to get interest from a bank, since those are dropping like flies at the moment!