- A situation in which large traders sell positions with the intention of driving prices down. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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* * *An attempt to push down the price of a security, usually by short selling.► See also Short.
* * *bear raid UK US noun [C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET► a practice that is usually illegal of selling a lot of shares in a company in an attempt to force the share price down: »
Shares in the company have been subject to an aggressive bear raid over recent weeks.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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