A week ago, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the odds-on-favorite to win the White House, "flight to safety" investments appeared to be regaining their sea legs as stocks were sliding into the close on Nov. 4. As the election swung in favor of Donald Trump on Nov. 9, all markets experienced extreme volatility. U.S. Treasury yields rose, gold lost its luster and utilities lost power. A warning came from junk bonds, which ended Nov. 4 with a negative weekly chart.

The yield on the 30-year U.S. bond rose to 3.035% premarket on Monday, the highest level since the year began. Charts provided warnings as this yield has been above its 200-day simple moving average since Oct. 27. The weekly chart has been favoring higher yields since the week of Oct. 7. Last week the 200-week simple moving average, the "reversion to the mean," was 3.053%. My value level for the remainder of 2016 is 3.296%, with this week's risky level of 2.720%.

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

The reversal in Comex gold futures came as a shock, as gold had a positive weekly chart on Nov. 4. The overnight volatility on Nov. 9 tells the story. Gold futures traded as high as $1,338.3 the Troy ounce, then ended the week at $1,224.3 on Nov. 11. On Monday, gold futures have traded as low as $1,212.0. My value level or pivot for the remainder of the year is $1,215.7, as this month's risky level of $1,339.4 was nearly tested at the high.

Investors can trade gold like a stock using the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) , which is backed by gold bullion.

The Dow utility average ended last week at 627.82, with a "death cross" where the 50-day simple moving average fell below the 200-day simple moving average on Election Day. The close that day was $669.03, as the "death cross" indicated that low prices lie ahead. The weekly chart is now negative. Key levels of 635.23 and 670.81 have become risky levels for the remainder of 2016.

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

The SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) ended Nov. 4 with a negative weekly chart, which continued on Nov. 11. Investors betting that junk bond yields will tighten against U.S. Treasury bonds should keep in mind that the performance of junk bonds correlates to the stock market, not to the bond market.

The year-to-date gain for S&P 500 SPDR ETF (SPY) popped to 6.2%, up from a gain of 2.3% last week. The weekly chart has been upgraded to neutral from negative. The "flight to safety" investments ended last week with the U.S. Treasury bond ETF, the gold ETF and the utility stocks ETF having mixed year-to-date performances vs. Spiders. Their year-to-date gains were slashed to 1.2%, 15.4% and 6.4%, respectively, down from 9.3%, 22.6% and 10.8%, respectively, on Nov. 4.

Here's the daily chart for the bond ETF.

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The horizontal lines on the daily chart show the Fibonacci retracements of the rally from the June 26, 2015, low of $114.88 to the July 8 high of $143.62.

The bond ETF ended last week at $122.04, up just 1.2% year to date, after being up 9.3% year to date on Nov. 4. Being below its 200-day simple moving average of $133.30 since Oct. 24 was a clear warning. After the election, the ETF crashed below its 50% and 61.8% retracements of $129.26 and $125.85, respectively, to a low of $121.65 on Friday. Note that this week will begin with a "death cross" as the 50-day simple moving average of $133.63 is poised to cross below the 200-day simple moving average of $133.59 to indicate that lower prices lie ahead.

Investors looking to buy the bond ETF should do so at the open on Monday, if it is below its key technical level of $122.31, which should be a magnet for the remainder of 2016. This strategy makes sense since the ETF has had a negative weekly chart since the week of Oct. 7. The weekly chart has become extremely oversold. Another warning was the fact that the ETF has been below my annual key level of $132.45 since Oct. 26.

Here's the daily chart for the gold ETF.

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The horizontal lines on the daily chart for the gold ETF are the Fibonacci retracements of the rally from the Dec. 17, 2015, low of $100.23 to the high of $131.15, set on July 6.

The gold bullion ETF traded as high as $124.35 on Nov. 9, then cascaded below its 23.6% retracement of $123.85, then below its 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages of $123.56 and $121.81, respectively. These averages are poised to confirm a "death cross" this week, which will indicate that lower prices lie ahead. Friday's close was $117.10 after a day's low of $116.34, both of which are below the 38.2% retracement of $119.34.

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 $127.38, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of November.

Here's the daily chart for the utilities ETF.

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The horizontal lines on the daily chart for the Utilities Sector ETF show the Fibonacci retracements of the rally from the Dec. 11, 2015, low of $41.50 and the July 6 high of $53.02.

The utility ETF closed Friday at $46.03, up 6.4% year to date, as the ETF ended last week above its 61.8% retracement of $45.89, after trading as low as $45.61 on Nov. 10. A warning was the formation of a "death cross," confirmed as November began. A "death cross" occurs when the 50-day simple moving average falls below the 200-day simple moving average indicating that lower prices lie ahead. The ETF closed Nov. 1 at $49.43. Before the post-election plunge the ETF tested its 200-day simple moving average of $49.11, providing a selling opportunity on Nov. 8.

Investors looking to buy the utilities ETF should do so on weakness to $43.81, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of this week. Investors looking to reduce holdings should consider selling strength to $48.52, which is another key level for this week.

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

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The horizontal lines on the daily chart for the junk bond ETF show the Fibonacci retracements of the rally from the Feb. 11 low of $31.27 to the Oct. 24 high of $36.91.

The junk bond ETF closed Friday at $35.13, up 3.6% year to date, and has been below its 50-day simple moving average of $36.39 since Oct. 28. After trading as high as $36.34 on Nov. 9, the junk bond ETF fell below its 23.6% retracement of $35.57 on Nov. 10, then below its 200-day simple moving average of $35.24 on Nov. 11, after a day's low of $35.05. A negative weekly chart confirmed on Nov. 4 provided the technical warning.

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 $38.19, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of November.

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

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