Dead Cat Bounce

dead-cat bounce

[ded-kat]
noun
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
 
n
informal stock exchange 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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