Bear Squeeze

Bear Squeeze

The intervention of a central bank to dissuade speculators from short selling its currency. In general, a bear squeeze occurs when a central bank buys its own currency to improve its exchange rate, which would result in a loss to speculators betting against that currency.
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The process, called a bear squeeze, helped to turn round the FTSE 100, which has had its worst week since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
when she heard the neighbors' horses making noise and saw the bear squeeze through a fence into the neighbors' yard.
While many raw ingredients for a bear squeeze have come together, what's missing is the catalyst" said David Bowers, independent consultant to Merrill Lynch.