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The Hindenburg Omen

The Hindenburg Omen is a technical indicator that was designed to signal the increased probability of a stock market crash. It compares the percentage of new 52-week highs and new 52-week lows to a predetermined reference percentage to predict the increasing likelihood of a market crash. Named after Germany’s Hindenburg airship that crashed on May 6, 1937 it was conceived and promoted by James R. Miekka.

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