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bear squeezenoun [C]

uk   us   FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a ​situation in which ​people who have an ​agreement to ​sellshares in the future at the ​presentprice, 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 ​pricerises and they must ​buy the ​shares back at a ​higherprice, which ​forces the ​priceevenhigher: Traders ​reported a ​bearsqueeze - when ​traders who have ​oversold a particular ​stock have to ​buy back ​shares to rebalance their ​portfolios.
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