Using Long Term Moving Averages to Determine Trend $QQQ $GDX
Trend following all depends on your time frame. In order to avoid all the noise out there, I strongly suggest to look at weekly moving averages to get an idea where we are at the moment in the dominant trend. In this video regarding trend following you can get some ideas in order to help you become a better trend follower by looking at the long term via weekly charts and weekly moving averages.
What the weekly are showing at the moment ( however they can change very simply as well) that Gold is starting or potentially starting an up trend and the Nasdaq is starting a down trend.