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dead-cat bounce

[ded-kat] /ˈdɛdˌkæt/
noun
1.
Slang. a temporary recovery in stock prices after a steep decline, often resulting from the purchase of securities that have been sold short.
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dead-cat bounce

noun
1.
(stock exchange, informal) a temporary recovery in prices following a substantial fall as a result of speculators buying stocks they have already sold rather than as a result of a genuine reversal of the downward trend
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Slang definitions & phrases for dead cat bounce

dead-cat bounce

noun phrase

A tiny rise or recovery after a decline: Economists are arguing fiercely over whether it is a solid long-term recovery or just a dead-cat bounce

[Stock market 1990s+; fr a Wall Street saying that even a dead cat will bounce a little if you drop it from a high building]


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