What's the difference between a Bear Trap and a Bull Trap?
A Bear Trap is a false signal that a rising trend of a stock or index has changed when actually it has not. Those who short will lose money when the market resumes its uptrend.
A Bull Trap is a false signal that a downtrend in a stock or index has reversed when actually it has not. Those who buy lose money when the downtrend continues.
Simply put, a BearTrap is a trap to trap the bears, whereas a Bull Trap is a trap to trap the bulls. So you see, whether you are a bull or a bear, you can be trapped.