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Bear raid

In the context of general equities, attempt by investors to move the price of a stock opportunistically by selling large numbers of shares short. The investors pocket the difference between the initial price and the new, lower price after this maneuver. This technique is illegal under SEC rules, which stipulate that every short sale must be on an uptick.

Bear Raid

The practice of short selling a stock and spreading unfavorable news (which may or may not be true) about the company. That is, a bear raid occurs when one borrows a security, sells it, and attempts to push the security's price downward. This would result in a significant profit on the short sale. While it was a popular speculative investment strategy in the early 1900s, it is not illegal.

bear raid

A concerted effort to drive down the price of a stock by selling many shares short. The bear raid was popular among speculators in the early 1900s. Such a raid would frequently be accompanied by unfavorable rumors and stories about the target firm that would be planted in business publications. The goal of the raid was to involve other investors in a selling stampede that would drive the stock's price down to a bargain level.
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com) I claimed that a network of dirty Wall Street players was engineering modern bear raids, destroying companies and destabilizing the system.
An early bear raid on Friday knocked the forward price down to a low for the week of $3,175, but then the market recovered quickly to $3,260 by lunchtime.
The three months price had only lost $20 per tonne by Thursday morning but then a speculative bear raid took the price through the 50 day average line which in turn brought in a wave of fund selling to test the 100 day line at $2714.
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Dykes is an offensive coach whose Bear Raid has averaged more than 40 points per game since the start of last season, but the Bears have won only seven of 14 games during that span.
Freeman outlines the means, which include currency and debt manipulation, bear raids, credit default swaps, short selling, double- and triple-short exchange traded funds, sovereign wealth funds, dark markets, dark pools and sponsored access, algorithmic trading, rogue traders, and arboon.
Following the several recent cases of killer bear raids, Bulgaria's Environment Ministry has announced the creation of a special task force to tackle "problematic bears".
The sooner the fundraising is confirmed, the sooner the company can prove that it is a well-funded business and no longer be vulnerable to these sorts of bear raids.
The only light relief came from Simon Chalkwell, known in the stock market as Evil Knievel because of his daring bear raids on shares that he believes to be over-rated.
Vulchev has thus snubbed the calls by residents of the Smolyan District in the Rhodope Mountains that a high number of bears in the region must be hunted down because of the recent killer bear raids, which claimed one life.