Meaning of market fundamentalist in English:

market fundamentalist

Pronunciation /ˌmɑːkɪt ˌfʌndəˈmɛnt(ə)lɪst/


  • 1US Stock Market
    A person who analyses economic and financial statistics and information in order to identify or predict market trends and developments; compare "fundamentalist". Now somewhat rare.

  • 2Political Economy
    (usually somewhat depreciative). An adherent or advocate of the economic doctrine that competition within an unregulated market will produce the best possible economic and social conditions.


  • Of or relating to the economic doctrine of market fundamentalism; that adheres to or advocates the doctrine of market fundamentalism.


1950s; earliest use found in Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News. From market + fundamentalist.