Dead Cat Bounce

D ead Cat Bounce: In finance, dead cat bounce is a small, brief recovery in the price of a declining stock before its continued fall. Derived from the idea that "even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from a great height". The phrase originated on Wall Street, is also applied to any case where a subject experiences a brief resurgence during or following a severe decline. The phrase is also used in political circles for a candidate or policy that shows a small positive bounce in approval after a hard and fast decline. [Wikipedia]