dead-cat bounce

[ ded-kat ]
/ ˈdɛdˌkæt /

noun

Slang. a temporary recovery in stock prices after a steep decline, often resulting from the purchase of securities that have been sold short.

Nearby words

  1. dead, book of the,
  2. dead-air space,
  3. dead-and-alive,
  4. dead-ball line,
  5. dead-beat,
  6. dead-end,
  7. dead-end host,
  8. dead-man's fingers,
  9. dead-man's float,
  10. dead-melt

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British Dictionary definitions for dead-cat bounce

dead-cat bounce

noun

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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