Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) Chart: Something For Bulls & Bears

Mark Arbeter

The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) is rallying off key lateral price support.

This bounce has neutralized the immediate bearish case… but it could still play into a bearish head and shoulders topping pattern. Time to take a closer look at the chart.

Bond Bulls:

On the daily chart below, the treasury bond ETF tested a very important technical support zone near the 122 level. This level needs to hold… And so far, so good.  TLT has rallied nearly 3 percent in the past week. It’s also worth noting that the RSI has snuck back above 50 and the MACD has crossed over and is nearing 0 (neutralizing the situation).

Bond Bears:

But TLT isn’t out of the “topping” pattern zone just yet.

Historically, treasuries trace out a lot of H&S’s, both tops and bottoms.  A complex head and shoulders pattern could take shape from this area or even a bit higher.  Something to be aware of.

COT data on the 10-year and 30-year has improved, but remains bearish, while sentiment remains somewhat bullish. I remain cautious on the long end of the curve.

20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) Chart

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