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.
Bearer bondBearer bond
A bond which does not record its owner's name. Possession of the bond certificate is therefore the only proof of ownership. Dividends are claimed by submitting a detachable coupon to the paying agent.
Bear raidBear raid
In the context of general equities, attempt by investors to move the price of a stock opportunistically by selling large numbers of shares short. The investors pocket the difference between the initial price and the new, lower price after this maneuver. This technique is illegal under SEC rules, which stipulate that every short sale must be on an uptick.
Matured noninterest bearing debtMatured noninterest bearing debt
Outstanding savings bonds and notes that have reached final maturity and no longer earn interest. Includes all Series A-D, F, G, 1, J, and K bonds. Series E bonds (issued between May 1941 and November 1965), Series EE (issued since January 1980), Series H (issued from June 1952 through December 1979), and savings notes issued between May 1967 and October 1970 have a final maturity of 30 years. Series HH bonds (issued since January 1980) mature after 20 years.
Wall Bearing ConstructionWall Bearing Construction
Weight of roofs and floors supported entirely by the exterior walls, with no load-bearing partitions. Posts and pillars are used at points where the span is too wide for exterior wall support.
Bear CDBear CD
A bear CD pays the holder a fraction of any fall in a given market index.
bear put spread
bear call spread
permanent interest bearing shares
Bonds Enabling Annual Retirement Savings (BEARS)
Bull bear bond
Noninterest bearing note