U.S. Treasuries and gold continue to outperform stocks, but rising oil prices narrowed the performance measure against bonds. To get more of a sense of where things are going, let's check the daily charts for the exchange-traded funds that represents bonds, gold, oil and the dollar.

The U.S. Treasury 30-year bond yield declined to 2.380% Feb. 11, shy of the record low yield of 2.221% set on Jan. 20, 2015. The key level for March at 2.570% provided a barrier to lower yields as expected as this yield rose to 2.733% on Friday. Expect yields to be volatile following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting and Fed chief Janet Yellen press conference on March 16.

The "flight to safety" into bonds can be traded like a stock by investing in the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) - Get Report , which is a basket of U.S. Treasury bonds with maturities of 20 to 30 years.

Comex gold traded to a new 52-week high of $1,280.7 on Friday versus this week's key technical level of $1,274.1. The upside is to $1,639.9 at some time in 2016. The exchange-traded fund to trade as a proxy for gold is the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) - Get Report , which is backed by gold bullion.

Last week Nymex crude oil held its 50-day simple moving average of $32.51 on Feb. 29 and traded as high as $36.34 on Friday. The upside for all of 2016 should be limited to $44.07 a barrel. One of the ways to trade oil like a stock is using the iShares GSCI Commodity-Index Trust Fund (GSG) - Get Report , which is 70% to 75% weighed to energy and crude oil.

The euro versus the dollar has a positive weekly chart peaked at 1.1375 on Feb. 11 and traded as low as 1.0854 as March began. The key level to hold in March is 1.0716, well above the 52-week low of 1.0456 set on March 16, 2015. A key annual level of 1.1052 remains a magnet for all of 2016. The best ETF that tracks the ups and downs of the dollar is the Deutsche Bank USD Index (UUP) - Get Report , which is basket of currencies including the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona and Swiss franc.

Here's the daily chart for the bond ETF.


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The bond ETF closed at $128.60 on Friday, up 6.7% year to date versus a decline of 2.2% for the S&P 500 I:GSPC . The daily chart shows the Fibonacci Retracements of the bond rally from the low of $114.88 set on June 26 and the high of $135.25 set on Feb. 1. The decline from the high has the ETF between its 38.2% retracement of $127.46, which is a buy level and its 23.6% retracement of $130.44, which is a sell level. The weekly chart (not shown) for the ETF will be negative given a close this week below its key weekly moving average of $128.02, which would indicate risk to the 200-week simple moving average of $118.38.

Investors looking to buy the bond ETF should do so on a decline to the 200-week simple moving average of $118.36. Investors looking to reduce holdings should do so on strength to $131.78 and $132.45, which are technical charts until the end March and the end of 2016.

Here's the daily chart for the gold exchange-traded fund.


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The gold ETF closed at $120.54 on Friday, up 18.8% year to date after setting its 52-week high of $122.37 on March 4. Note that the daily chart shows a "golden cross" well below the market where the 50-day simple moving average has crossed above the 200-day simple moving average indicating that higher prices lie ahead.

It also indicates that investors should also consider buying weakness to the 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages of $109.76 and $108.66, respectively. The weekly chart (not shown) for the Gold ETF remains positive with the ETF above its key weekly moving average of $113.54, which targets its 200-week simple moving average at $129.08.

Investors looking to buy the gold EFT should do so on weakness to a key level on technical charts of $109.94, which is in play until the end of March. Last week investor looking to reduce holdings could have done so on strength to a weekly level of $121.69. The upside potential for all of 2016 is $157.36.

Here's the daily chart for the commodity index ETF.


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The commodities ETF closed at $13.70 on Friday, down just 3.7%year to date but 13.6% above its Jan. 20 low of $12.03. The ETF is above its 50-day simple moving average of $13.17 and well below its 200-day simple moving average of $16.69 as shown above. The weekly chart 9not shown) is now positive with the ETF above its key weekly moving average of $13.39.

Investors looking to buy the commodities ETF should do so on weakness to $13.19, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of March. Investors looking to reduce holdings should do so on strength to its key level on technical charts in play until the end of June.

Here's the daily chart for the dollar index ETF.


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The dollar ETF closed at $25.25 on Friday, down 1.6% year to date and below its 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages of $25.46 and $25.30, respectively. The weekly chart (not shown) is neutral with the ETF below its key weekly moving average of $25.36, but with rising weekly momentum.

Investors looking to buy the dollar ETF should do so on weakness to $24.18 and $23.31, which are key levels on technical charts until the end of June and the end of 2016, respectively. Investors looking to reduce holdings should do so on strength to $26.68, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of March.

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