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Here's this week's update for the exchange-traded funds that track U.S. Treasury bond yields, gold bullion, utility stocks and junk bonds. These "flight to safety" investment choices took a hit again last week.

The yield on the 30-year U.S. bond set its pre-Brexit vote high of 2.563% on June 23, and last Friday's high yield retested this level, which is above its 200-day simple moving average at 2.521%. This yield had been below its 200-day SMA since Jan. 12, when the yield was 2.927%. This week's pivot is 2.524%, with my annual pivot at 2.265%.

Investors can trade the U.S. Treasury 30-year bond like a stock using the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) - Get iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Report , which is an ETF backed by a basket of U.S. Treasury bonds with maturities of 20 years to 30 years. As a stock-type investment, the ETF never matures, and interest income is converted to periodic dividend payments.

Comex gold futures ended last week below their 200-day simple moving average of $1,261.6, after trading as low as $1,243.2 on Oct. 7. My value level for the fourth quarter is $1,215.7, and my risky level for this week is $1,263.4. Investors can trade gold like a stock using the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) - Get SPDR Gold Shares Report , which is backed by gold bullion.

The Dow utility average has been below its 200-day simple moving average since Oct. 4. This key moving average provided resistance at 658.31 on Oct. 13. The low for the move has been 638.22, set on Oct. 6. This week's pivot is 645.14, with key levels of 635.23 and 670.81 still the neutral zone for now.

Investors seeking the safety of dividends can trade the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) - Get Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund Report , which is a basket of 28 utility stocks.

Investors betting that junk bond yields will tighten against U.S. Treasury bonds should consider the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) - Get SPDR Bloomberg High Yield Bond ETF Report . Keep in mind that the performance of junk bonds correlates to the stock market, not to the bond market. This ETF set its 2016 high of $36.76 on Aug. 29. A new high is feasible as long as the ETF stays above its 50-day simple moving average of $36.39.

The year-to-date gain for S&P 500 SPDR ETF (SPY) - Get SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Report slipped to 4.5% last week, vs. 5.5% last week and 6.1% on Sept. 30. The weekly chart ended last week negative.

Despite getting slammed again last week, the U.S. Treasury bond ETF, the gold ETF and the utility stock ETF still outperform the S&P 500 ETF, with year-to-date gains of 9.1%, 17.6% and 10.3%, respectively, vs. 11.1%, 18% and 8.9% a week ago.

Here's the weekly chart for the bond ETF.

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The weekly chart is negative, with the bond ETF below its key weekly moving average of $135.59. But it is well above its 200-day simple moving average of $119.97.

The weekly momentum reading ended last week at 30.17, down from 36.29 on Oct. 7. The uptrend line at the upper portion of the chart shows that the bond rally stalled above resistance of $141.98 during the week of July 16. The uptrend connecting the higher weekly lows comes in at $126.44.

Investors looking to buy the bond ETF should continue to do so on weakness to $122.31, a number in play until the end of 2016, as the other key annual level of $132.45 remains a magnet.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should consider doing so on strength to $142.11, which is the risky level for the remainder of the year.

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Here's the weekly chart for the gold ETF.

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The weekly chart is negative, with the gold bullion ETF below its key weekly moving average of $123.93. It  is back below its 200-week simple moving average of $122.92. The ETF had been above this key moving average between the week of July 1 and the week of Sept. 30.

The weekly momentum reading ended last week at 28.94, down from 37.28 on Oct. 7.

Investors looking to buy the gold ETF should do so on weakness to $115.64, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2016.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should consider doing so on strength to $122.64, which is a key level on technical charts for this week.

Here's the weekly chart for the utilities ETF.

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The weekly chart for utilities is negative, with the utilities ETF below its key weekly moving average of $49.02. This ETF continues to be well above its 200-week simple moving average of $42.96. The weekly momentum reading ended last week at 21.29, down from 26.04 on Oct. 7.

Investors looking to buy the utilities ETF should do so on weakness to $42.96, which is the 200-week simple moving average.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should consider selling strength to $51.19 and $51.46, which are key levels on technical charts until the end of 2016.

Here's the weekly chart for the junk bond ETF.

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The weekly chart for the junk bond ETF remains positive but overbought, with the ETF above its key weekly moving average of $36.45 and still well below its 200-week simple moving average of $38.68. This ETF has been below its 200-week SMA since the week of Nov. 14, 2014, as the junk bond bubble was popping. Back then the 200-week SMA was $40.16. The weekly momentum reading ended last week at 87.09, up from 86.05 on Oct. 7.

Investors looking to buy the junk bond ETF should do so on weakness to $32.98, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2016. The $36.46 level should remain a magnet until the end of the year.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should do so on strength to $37.89, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of October.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.