deadcat 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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deadcat bounce definition


  1. n.
    a small, knee-jerk rally in one of the financial markets. (A dead cat—or any other animal—will bounce only slightly after being dropped. Refers to a stock index or security price that bounces up only slightly after a precipitous fall. Securities market.) : The whole market gave only a deadcat bounce after the string of losses this last week.
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