NFTRH; Key ETF Charts

A snapshot of current daily technicals…

Precious Metals

GLD broke back above the first key support level.  120-122 will be a big test.  A rise above 120 would put in a short-term higher high to go with the recent higher low.  114 is where key support begins.

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SLV held critical support.  A higher high to December would be very important for the bullish silver case.  I would like to see 15.50 hold as support.

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GDX broke through resistance around 20 yesterday.  We noted in an update that some chop can be expected in the miners.  Key support is around 18.50.

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SIL is similar.  Key support is at the SMA 50, currently 9.26.

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GDX-GLD (HUI-Gold) ratio has made a nice burst upward to a logical resistance point.  A higher high to November would be bullish.  Expect some grind, meanwhile.

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GLD-SPY has bounced but is still in a downtrend.  A continuing negative for the gold stock sector.

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GLD-USO is impulsive up.  An obvious positive for the gold sector.

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GLD-DBC is positive for the big picture bullish plan on the gold sector and for our macro view.

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Commodities

DBC is flat out bearish.  It is prone to bounce, but how long have I been writing that?

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USO is flat out bearish.  It is prone to bounce, but how long have I been writing that?

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DBB remains bearish.

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DBA has made a mini bounce to thick resistance.

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Bonds

Junk to Quality bond spreads remain very bearish and a negative signal for the US stock market.  Nominal TLT has been gaining the risk ‘OFF’ bid but looks over cooked on the short-term.

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TIP-TLT shows diving inflation expectations.  In other words, amp’d up deflationary expectations.

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Stock Markets

SPY filled a gap and is at the first support level.  It should not make a lower low to December in order to avoid an intermediate (at least) bearish signal.

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QQQ made a lower high to November and must not make a lower low to December or it goes bearish.

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IWM is at key short-term support and is seasonally significant.  Resistance is at 118.

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SMH made a lower low off of a double top.  This is not a bullish picture for a ‘momentum leader’.

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IBB is still at the channel bottom and the SMA 50.  Okay for now for this fellow momo leader.

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XLE is on the Bottom Retest Express, within an intermediate downtrend.

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EWC is at support but overall not inspiring in the least.  It is in an intermediate downtrend, just like XLE.

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EZU is quite bearish.

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EWP is very bearish.

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EEM remains ugly.

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FXI is bucking the global trend and while at a possible double top, is fine above 40.

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DXJ is bearish below 49.

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UUP is self-explanatory; bullish and over bought.

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FXE is opposite Uncle Buck.

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FXA is a commodity currency that looks like it can bounce.

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FXC is a commodity currency that looks more concerning.  Is this due to Canada’s concentration in energy relative to Australia?

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FXY recalls a scene from Gladiator;  Commodus:  “You just won’t die…”  Abe is Commodus and BoJ are the Praetorian Guard.  Yen is bearish, but trying for all the world to bounce.

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Bottom Line

Precious Metals:  Still on the bounce and as noted in yesterday’s update, expect turbulence.  Critical resistance and supports have been noted.  Best case… the gold stocks grind out a new intermediate trend.  We’ll continue to follow fundamentals along with technicals.  Counter cyclical indications will be the best gold miner funda.

Commodities:  Bearsh.  Cyclical.

Bonds:  Spreads continue to be a bearish signal for stocks.  Inflation nowhere to be found.  Long Bond getting over done to the upside and can cool off if stocks bounce.

Stock Markets:  US stock indexes are looking increasingly bearish.  But per recent posts/updates, a bounce can come from support after the post-FOMC gaps filled.  Global stocks are Bearish and Bearisher… except for the China 25, which is maintaining a decent look.

My plan (subject to change w/ markets of course) is to unwind most if not all stock market long positions if the market bounces here.  Then go back to my corner and patiently wait for what I think might be bearish opportunities.