bear squeeze



  • noun an action by banks to raise exchange rates, forcing currency bear sellers to buy back currency at a loss (i.e., at a higher price)
  • noun an operation by marketmakers to increase the price of shares, so as to force bears to buy at higher prices than they intended


  • (written as Bear Squeeze)
    A phenomenon that occurs when a central bank purchases its own currency to improve its exchange rate. This move is often made to counteract a potential wave of short selling the currency.