Definitions for "bear trap"
Keywords:  trap, trend, downside, false, reverses
The situation that occurs when a bear market reverses its trend while bearish...
When a stock declines, attracting heavy selling and then suddenly surges trapping all those who have heavily sold the stock short. These short sellers then are forced to buy the stock to cover their position, which takes the stock price further up.
A short term dip in the price of a security that tempts bears into positions that make a loss when the price then rises again.... more on: Bear Trap
an episode of gross manipulation of the Stock Market by certain large institutional investors to unload unwanted stocks
Any technically unconfirmed downward move that encourages investors to be bearish. It usually precedes strong rallies and often catches the unwary.
Keywords:  bid, ask, spread
bid bid/ask spread