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dead cat bounce


A brief, abrupt rise (bounce) in the price of a security or index that occurs after a steep drop. While a dead cat bounce is caused by a small contingent of buyers and profit-taking from short-sellers, the term reflects overall investor lethargy that keeps the rally from gaining momentum. See Catch a Falling Knife.