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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QE Index continued its upmove for the third consecutive session
closing at its intra-day high. The index not only surpassed 11,660.55,
but also successfully cleared the 11,700.0 psychological level. We
believe the index is gaining strength since moving above the 21-day
moving average and may continue its advance toward the 11,750.0-
11,800.0 levels. However, traders may need to keep a close watch
on the 11,660.55 level for any reversal signs.
Doha Bank: Short-Term – Downmove
DHBK has been experiencing a steady decline over the past few
days since moving below the QR62.0 level. We believe although the
stock is trading exactly at its immediate support of QR60.0, it is
unlikely that DHBK may hold onto it and drift lower to test its
immediate support at QR58.20. However, if the stock manages to
cling onto QR60.0 it may halt its downmove. Meanwhile, both
indicators are in downtrend mode with no trend reversal signs.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QERI Index appreciated by 0.84% to settle above the 3,400.0
level, tagging a new all-time high. The index has been in upmove
mode over the past few days since rebounding near the 3,300.0 level.
We believe based on the recent price action the index may continue
to move higher tagging new highs. Meanwhile, both the momentum
indicators are providing bullish signals indicating a further continuation
of this rally. However, a dip below 3,409.71 may halt its upmove.
United Development Co.: Short-Term – Upmove
UDCD surpassed the resistances of QR21.70, QR22.0 and the 21-
day moving averages in a single trading session. Moreover, these
developments came on the back of large volumes which is a positive
sign. With the RSI moving up and the MACD pointing higher, we
believe UDCD may extend its upmove toward QR22.50, followed by
the 55-day moving average. However, any retreat below the 21-day
moving average may test the QR22.0 level.
Qatari Investors Group: Short-Term – Breakout
QIGD surged 9.93% and cleared the resistances of the 21-day
moving average, QR43.45 and QR44.20 in a single swoop on the
back of large volumes. We believe the current higher push has
enough steam to test and surpass its next resistance at QR45.65,
targeting the 55-day moving average. The interim support is at
QR44.20; a drop below it could result in QIGD drifting lower toward
QR43.45. Meanwhile, both indicators are pointing higher.
Ooredoo: Short-Term – Upmove
ORDS moved above the resistance of QR141.0 yesterday. Moreover,
the stock has been steadily moving up over the past few days since
rebounding near the QR134.0 level. We believe if the stock manages
to cling onto the QR141.0, it could set the stage for a higher move
toward QR143.50. However, any decline below the QR141.0 level
may result in a bearish signal. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving up in a
bullish manner toward the mid-line indicating an extension of this rally.
Saugata Sarkar Ahmed M. Shehada Keith Whitney Sahbi Kasraoui QNB Financial Services SPC
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*These stocks are today’s suggested ideas
Overall Methodology: The charts and descriptions on Page 1 provide an indicative view of the future direction of the equities mentioned. The table on page 2 has been provided to denote historical movements in certain stocks. The historical trend analysis uses 21- and 55-
day SMAs for indicating short-term and long-term trends, respectively. Based on these SMAs, the historical direction of the trend is denoted as UP, DOWN or FLAT.
Selection of Key Stocks of the Day: Key stocks’ selection is based on our analysis of 19 members of the QE Index (excludes QNBK QD). Analysis includes identifying trends (short-term as well as long-term), patterns and support/resistance levels.
Trend Direction: The methods used to determine trend direction are subjective in nature. We use 21-day SMA and 55-day SMA, absolute price movements, price movements relative to SMAs and accurately drawn trend lines and chart patterns to determine the short- and
Investment Horizon: The definition of short term and long term depends upon investors’ preferences and their investment objectives. As a rule of thumb, the time horizon for traders/short-term trend is 1-3 weeks while it is 1-3 months for investors/long-term trend.
Combining Technical and Fundamental Analysis: Investors can combine technical analysis (TA) with fundamental analysis (FA) to maximize their investment returns. While the “True Value” of stocks could be estimated by FA, the entry and exit timings could be fine
tuned using technical analysis to benefit from short-term movements in stock prices.
Trading Tactics: The trend direction should be analyzed based on the time-horizon of your investments. In general, investors attempt selling close to resistance levels during a downtrend and attempt buying close to support levels during uptrend.
1> Simple Moving Average (SMA): A SMA is the average of the closing price of a security for a given period.
2> RSI (Relative Strength Index): A technical momentum indicator that ranges from 0 to 100 and compares the stock’s recent price movements by evaluating recent gains and losses. Stocks with RSI above 70 could be considered overbought and below 30 could be
considered oversold. If the RSI falls below 70, it is a bearish signal. On the other hand, if the RSI rises above 30 it is considered bullish. We use a RSI of 14 days.
3> MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence): MACD denotes the relationship between two moving averages, which is used to spot changes in strength, direction, momentum and duration of a stock price trend. The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day
exponential moving average (EMA) from the 12-day EMA. A nine-day EMA of the MACD, called the signal line, is also plotted on top of the MACD, functioning as a trigger for buy/sell signals. The MACD line above the signal line provides a positive signal and vice versa.
Name (Ticker) Last Close Trend Support Resistance
Short Term Long Term First Second First Second
Qatar Exchange Index (QE Index) 11,710.49 UP UP 11,660.55 11,600.00 11,754.45 11,831.77
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 3,422.04 UP UP 3,409.71 3,382.68 3,432.36 3,450.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 38.70 FLAT UP 38.00 36.55 39.10 40.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 77.00 UP UP 76.40 75.90 77.50 78.00
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 60.00 DOWN DOWN 60.00 58.20 62.00 62.50
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 75.80 DOWN UP 75.00 74.10 76.00 77.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 77.30 UP UP 75.80 74.40 77.30 78.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 64.30 DOWN UP 64.00 62.56 66.90 67.50
National Leasing Holding Co. (NLCS QD) 28.10 DOWN DOWN 27.52 27.00 28.50 29.15
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Widam Food Co. (WDAM QD) 42.15 DOWN DOWN 41.90 38.70 42.30 44.50
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS) 162.00 UP UP 159.00 154.90 164.00 165.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 196.00 UP UP 195.00 192.00 197.70 199.00
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 171.90 UP UP 170.91 168.00 174.36 176.64
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 93.50 UP UP 91.80 88.00 94.00 96.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 44.85 UP DOWN 44.20 43.45 45.65 47.70
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 32.65 UP UP 32.00 31.60 32.85 33.20
United Development Co. (UDCD QD)* 22.35 UP DOWN 22.00 21.70 22.50 23.00
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)* 141.30 DOWN DOWN 141.00 139.90 143.50 145.90
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 11.85 DOWN UP 11.60 11.44 12.09 12.40
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 21.62 DOWN UP 20.90 20.50 21.83 22.19
Milaha (QNNS QD) 93.90 FLAT UP 93.00 91.30 95.10 96.50