QQQ fell & closed back well below both the 106.80 level & the 130-period ema today, keeping the bearish case alive. The 13/33-ema trend indicator also flipped back to bearish after the brief whipsaw signal while SPY was rejected off the downtrend line & closed back below the 207.00 level. 60-minute charts:
Zooming out to the daily time frame, QQQ has a trio of key converging EMAs to contend with: the 20, 50 & 200 day. Also note the recent 20/50ema death cross, which has historically done a good job of signaling intermediate-term trend changes.
Both GDX & GLD continue to flirt with the bottom of their bearish rising wedge patterns where a breakdown on both appears imminent at this point. Confirming the bearish near-term outlook for gold & the miners is my continued bullish outlook for the US Dollar. UUP (dollar ETF) continues to move higher after a shallow pullback to the 24.25 support and appears to be moving above this bullish falling wedge pattern (120-minute chart) after the recent false breakdown/bear trap that was highlighted on the $DXY daily chart.