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English definition of “bear squeeze”

bear squeeze

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 .
(Definition of bear squeeze noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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