NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Volatility in Treasurys, gold, oil and the U.S. dollar offer trading opportunities, and active traders and investors can buy and sell in these markets with exchange-traded funds.
U.S. Treasury yields are consolidating a rising trend from Jan. 30 to May 12. Comex gold has been in a bottoming pattern around its 200-day simple moving average since setting a potential cycle low on Nov. 7. Nymex crude oil has been above its 50-day simple moving average since April 2 after setting a potential cycle low on March 18. The euro has been consolidating weakness versus the dollar since setting a potential cycle low on March 16, influenced by a rising 50-day simple moving average since April 28.
The volatility of these four markets can be captured by trading the following four ETFs which trade like stocks.
Here is the daily chart for the bond ETF:
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Investors seeking the safety of the U.S. Treasury market can trade yields like a stock using the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). The fund is a basket of U.S. Treasury bonds with maturities of 20 years to 30 years. Note that the price of the bond ETF rises when yields are falling and declines when yields are rising.
The bond ETF closed at $122.71 on Friday and is down 2.5% year to date as yields rose. The ETF set its all-time intraday high of $138.50 on Jan. 30, the day of the lowest yield.