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Simon Evan-Cook's latest Citywire column: Dead cats don’t always bounce

Simon Evan-Cook
Simon Evan-Cook

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Are investors too reliant on a stock price to recover and do they anticipate it happening too quickly? Just because a stock price has plummeted, doesn’t always mean it’s going to shoot back up. In his latest Citywire column Simon Evan-Cook, Manager of the VT Downing Fox Funds range, discusses some interesting examples.  

The article, originally published on Citywire, addresses the following points and more:  

  1. The Phantom Rebound phenomenon: beware of prolonged flatlining after market downturns
  1. The not-so-super cycle for commodities and tech stocks – is the cycle repeating itself?
  1. The gold rush - an example of phantom rebounds

“In markets, as in life, anything can happen, and it often does. But if you do decide to hold on to your fallen angel, at least be prepared to wait before expecting to see it atop the tree again. That way, if you get your rebound, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.” Simon Evan-Cook.  

Read the full column available on Citywire: Simon Evan-Cook: Dead cats don’t always bounce (

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