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Bear trap

The predicament facing short sellers when a bear market reverses its trend and becomes bullish. The assets continue to sell in anticipation of further declines in price, and short sellers then are forced to cover at higher prices.

Bear Trap

An indication that a security's increasing price has reversed itself, causing some investors to sell it. Unfortunately, the reversal is short-lived or non-existent, and the security continues to increase. Investors who have sold after a bear trap often have a difficult time buying back their securities because they cannot find sellers. See also: Bull trap, Bull market.

bear trap

An accumulation of shares being sold short by bears trying to drive down the price of a stock. The bear trap occurs when the bears find they must repurchase the shares from an individual or a group at an artificial price determined by the seller.
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Barring any unforeseen bear traps over the next few days and assuming he delivers a powerful, crowd-pleasing speech on Thursday, which is a pretty safe bet, Nick Clegg will emerge at the end of this conference as secure in his leadership as he has ever been.
And unintended consequences are the bear traps of politics.
The bears' mother was shot as she charged a conservation officer checking bear traps in the area.
The Ministry is also investing BGN 170 000 in a project to ensure the protection of the population in the Western Rhodoppe Mountain by monitoring closely the brown bear population in the region including by using GPS transmitters, safety sprays, and special bear traps.
With nothing taboo, people are dispatched with fish hooks, pliers and even bear traps.
Despite more optimistic signs emerging, the road to recovery looks lengthy - and littered with bear traps.
Federal and city officials have set up bear traps in the area.
This essay could be about mobile bear traps designed for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, trailer-mounted to catch and relocate bears that stray too close to people habitats.
But he achieves many of his ends by setting fire to himself, getting caught in bear traps and being crushed by heavy weights.
It's the village that I grew up in, a beautiful playground full of cow smells and Laurie Leelike remembrances if, that is, Laurie had fenced with Monkey sticks, dug spike-lined bear traps in Bruce's wood, endured French skipping lessons with Julie Powell, risked his neck on rope swings in Coed Afal and vomited wine (rather than cider) filched out of Russell Owen's vestry.
After Nicklaus' performance in 1965, bear traps quietly appeared the following year.