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.

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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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