For instance, short- and medium-duration Treasuries like the iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: SHY), iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEI) and iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) could see greater swings. Over the past week, SHY dipped 0.2%, IEI declined 0.6% and IEF fell 0.4%.

However, short-term geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine could help prop up Treasuries as a safe-have play.

Additionally, a stronger U.S. dollar will diminish overseas demand for gold and rising real rates will put pressure on gold as an inflationary hedge. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has declined 4.2% over the past week. [ETF Chart of the Day: Gold Medals]

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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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