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dead cat bounce

noun [S] uk   specialized us  
a temporary increase in the value of shares after there has been a large reduction in their value: Are we witnessing a genuine recovery in the share price, or is it just a dead cat bounce?Financial investments and the stock marketValue and price increases
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