Bull Trap

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Bull Trap

An indication that a security's declining price has reversed itself, causing some investors to buy it. Unfortunately, the reversal is short-lived or non-existent and the security continues to decline. Investors who have bought after a bull trap indication often have a difficult time unloading their securities because they cannot find buyers. See also: Bear trap, Bear market.
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Dead cat bounces, bull traps and bear rallies are all phrases used to describe upward movements in stock markets which merely foreshadow either further falls or periods of insipid stock market performance.