Hindenburg Omen


A technical indicator that purportedly predicts a bear market or a crash when there is a large number of 52 weeks highs and 52 week lows on the NYSE. There is disagreement on the threshold. Some say 2.5% or 2.8% of issues traded on NYSE in a day. Named after the German zeppelin that caught fire on May 6, 1937.

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In the context of finance, refers to compensation of dealers by sales finance companies for discounting installment purchase paper. In the context of contracts, refers to secret payments made to... Read More

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