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Dead cat bounce

A small upmove in a bear market.
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Dead Cat Bounce

Slang; a small rally after a significant decline. The term implies that the decline will continue and will be sustained. For example, if a stock price drops from $150 to $125, then rises to $130, then drops to $110, the rise is said to be a dead cat bounce.
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dead cat bounce

A sharp and likely temporary rise in the market price of a stock following an extensive decline.
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Still, so much unanswered buying has left a rather large nagging doubt--is this rally a "dead cat bounce?" Such a strong rally has left plenty of room below, and with investors worldwide still jumpy (as well as the susceptibility of financial markets to panic-selling), a return of the bears cannot be discarded should any bad news break.