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The Hindenburg omen — a questionable crash indicator still riding 1987 fame — has been triggered

Fred Imbert

MKM Partners' JC O'Hara argues the "Hindenburg Omen," an indicator that sparks fears of an impending market crash, could be wrong this time. Many of the New York Stock Exchange issues making new 52-week lows are assets that track international stocks, which have been taking a beating lately because of the trade war. "We do note that the Hindenburg Omens have appeared near many market tops, but not every Omen turns into a market top," O'Hara says.