bear squeeze

Definitions

Banking

  • 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

Forex

  • (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.
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