Bear trapThe predicament facing short sellers when a bear market reverses its trend and becomes bullish. The assets continue to sell in anticipation of further declines in price, and short sellers then are forced to cover at higher prices.
Bear trapIn charting, a short-lived reversal of an upward trend, catching out bears and shorters who were hoping to profit from a fall in the share price.
Noninterest bearing noteNoninterest bearing note
A note without periodic interest payment, but selling at a discount and maturing at face value. See: Zero-coupon bond.
Bull bear bondBull bear bond
Bond whose principal repayment is linked to the price of another security. The bonds are issued in two tranches: In the first tranche repayment increases with the price of the other security, and in the second tranche repayment decreases with the price of the other security.
Bear marketBear market
A market in which sellers outnumber buyers and where the trend of share prices is consequently a falling one.The UK's longest running bear market lasted from 1972-1974. From a height of 530 points in 1972 the FT 30 Index fell consistently for more than two years, only reversing its downward trend at the start of 1975. It took almost five years - until the middle of 1977 - before it regained its mid-1972 level.Recent bear markets in the UK have not lasted so long. After Black Monday in October 1987, the FTSE 100 took until July 1989 to regain its pre-crash high of 2,250 points.
Nonbearing WallNonbearing Wall
A wall used only to separate areas, and which carries only its own weight
Bear CDBear CD
A bear CD pays the holder a fraction of any fall in a given market index.
Further SuggestionsBear market
bear call spread
Matured noninterest bearing debt
permanent interest bearing shares
bear put spread
Bonds Enabling Annual Retirement Savings (BEARS)
Wall Bearing Construction