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dead cat bounce Syllabification: dead cat bounce
Pronunciation: /ˈded ˈkat ˌbouns/

Definition of dead cat bounce in English:


Stock Market
A temporary recovery in share prices after a substantial fall, caused by speculators buying in order to cover their positions.
Example sentences
  • Still trying to determine whether the ‘recovery’ of the stock market is either a dead cat bounce or perhaps numbers manipulated by the private organizations that the AmEx or NASDAQ are.
  • I think I know what Wall Street would call that pitiful little burst of good economic news Bush was trumpeting, before the economy started tanking again: A dead cat bounce.
  • Is the selling done, or are we just seeing a dead cat bounce this week?
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