Dead Cat Bounce

In the field of Finance, the Dead Cat Bounce refers to a temporary recovery in prices of a declining stock following a huge decrease of it. This instance in the market is called as such in light of the idea that “even a dead cat will bounce if it falls form a great height.”

The phrase came from Wall Street. It is used popularly to any case wherein the subject is given over to the experience of a sudden and brief resurgence after a severe plummet. 

The earliest citation of the usage of the phrase dates back in December 1985 when the Singaporean and Malaysian stock markets recovered after its fall during that year’s Recession.