bear squeeze


bear squeeze
bear squeeze ˈbear squeeze noun [countable] FINANCE
when share prices rise because it is known that people have sold these shares without actually owning them, hoping to be able to obtain them more cheaply later, before they have to deliver them to the buyer. Because it is known that these people will have to buy the shares, the price is forced up

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bear squeeze UK US noun [C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a situation in which people who have an agreement to sell shares in the future at the present price, expect the price to go down and sell the shares believing that they can buy them back more cheaply before the date of the sale to the buyer. Instead the price rises and they must buy the shares back at a higher price, which forces the price even higher: »

Traders reported a bear squeeze - when traders who have oversold a particular stock have to buy back shares to rebalance their portfolios.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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