Business / Finance / Bear 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 S.E.C. rules, which stipulate that every short sale must be on an uptick.
Raid Adjective Synonyms: (surprise) attack, incursion, invasion, onset, onslaught, blitz, sortie, sally, expedition, (police) bust
Business / Construction / Nonbearing Wall: A wall supporting no load other than its own weight. MORE
Business / Finance / Noninterest-Bearing Note: A note without periodic interest payment, but selling at a discount and maturing at face value. See: Zero-coupon bond. MORE