Quote:With the Dow falling, a lot of people have been talking about a rare sighting in markets: THE HINDENBURG OMEN.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-hinde...z2V3SCqGhc
The Hindenburg Omen is a technical analysis thing that some people think portends a stock market crash.
The Hindenburg Omen is a combination of technical factors that attempt to measure the health of the NYSE, and by extension, the stock market as a whole. The goal of the indicator is to signal increased probability of a stock market crash.
The rationale is that under "normal conditions" a substantial number of stocks may set either new annual highs or new annual lows, but not both at the same time. As a healthy market possesses a degree of uniformity, whether up or down, the simultaneous presence of many new highs and lows may signal trouble.
Theoretically, the Hindenburg Omen could be applied to any stock exchange. However, some minor alterations to the omen might be needed to achieve similar results.
Maybe next week.