dead-cat bounce


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dead-cat bounce

an insignificant brief recovery that occurs after a steep decline

dead-cat bounce

(dĕd′kăt′)
n.
1. A short-lived rally near the bottom of an otherwise persistent decline in the market price of a stock, often caused by investors covering short positions.
2. An auspicious but ultimately short-lived improvement in an otherwise unfavorable trend.

[From expressions such as even a dead cat will bounce if it falls far and fast enough.]

dead-cat bounce

n
(Stock Exchange) 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

dead′-cat bounce′

(ˈdɛdˌkæt)
n.
Slang. a temporary recovery in stock prices after a steep decline, often resulting from the purchase of securities that have been sold short.
[1985–90]
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A dead-cat bounce tends to be followed by a fresh dive -- and that is what GBP/USD has been struggling with.
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Yet one needs to note this has been accomplished at a lower entry point to previous quarters and we will get a clearer picture of whether this is a dead-cat bounce or a more prolonged recovery."
The 'dead-cat bounce' that often comes with a new appointment can be the difference between survival and relegation - as fellow strugglers Sunderland have proved time and time again.
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The result was that the previous two-day rally in WTI price from its post-crisis low was revealed to be, in the words of FastFT, nothing more than a "dead-cat bounce".
Forbes pointed out that the growth is not a dead-cat bounce since it is not limited to BC and Atlas but sector-wide since even larger producers such as Fortescue jumped 22 percent while Mt Gibson Mining enjoyed a whopping 54% expansion.
Yes, 99.9 per cent of citizens are busy enjoying the autumn sunshine, summer's dead-cat bounce (whoops, see below).