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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QE Index snapped its three-day losing streak and moved higher
gaining around 62 points (0.47%) to close above 13,100.0. The index
witnessed a gap-down opening and was close to testing 13,000.0;
however, it rebounded strongly as buyers stepped in and offset the
weakness. We believe if the index manages to sustain above
13,100.0, it may set the stage for a higher move. However, any
retreat below 13,100.0 may result in consolidation.
Medicare Group: Short-Term – Upmove
MCGS extended its rally and advanced 1.04% yesterday. The stock
is currently sitting exactly on its resistance of QR126.50. A move
above this level may indicate a further extension of its gains and the
stock may test QR128.80. However, any failure to move above
QR126.50 may result in a sideways movement. Meanwhile, both the
momentum indicators are indicating that the stock may be ready for a
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QERI Index rose by 0.62% and extended its gains for the second
straight session. Unfortunately for the bulls, the index closed just
below its important resistance of 4,529.0. Meanwhile, traders are
advised to build onto their positions only if the index decisively
breaches the 4,529.0 level. Conversely, any failure to move above
4,529.0 on a closing basis may result in the index moving in a range
of 4,445.0 on the lower side and 4,529.0 on the higher side.
Qatari Investors Group: Short-Term – Upmove
QIGD gained 1.57% and surpassed the important resistance of
QR57.70. Moreover, the stock developed a bullish Marubozu candle
pattern indicating a likely continuation of this upmove. We believe
based on the recent higher push the stock may test and surpass the
55-day moving average targeting QR60.60. Further, both the
momentum indicators are providing bullish signals. However, any
penetration below QR57.70 may halt its upmove.
Doha Bank: Short-Term –Rebound
DHBK cleared the resistances of QR57.40 and the 21-day moving
average in a single swoop after consolidating below it over the past
few days. We believe this strong breach of resistances has bullish
implications and provides an upside target of QR58.20, followed by
the 55-day moving average. Moreover, the RSI has shown a bullish
divergence, while the MACD has crossed the signal line into the
positive territory. However, a dip below QR57.78 may drag the stock.
Barwa Real Estate Co.: Short-Term – Rebound
BRES showed signs of recovery yesterday rebounding after
witnessing a steep fall back in July. The stock breached its
resistances of QR39.70 and QR40.10 in a single trading session,
which is a positive sign. Moreover, the stock developed a bullish
Marubozu candlestick pattern indicating a likely higher move. Thus,
traders may consider buying the stock at the current level for a target
of QR41.17, with a strict stop loss of QR40.10.
Saugata Sarkar Abdullah Amin, CFA Shahan Keushgerian Sahbi Kasraoui Ahmed Al-Khoudary 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) 13,137.43 UP UP 13,079.52 13,000.00 13,195.88 13,350.54
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,527.90 UP UP 4,500.00 4,444.86 4,528.58 4,638.81
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 54.00 FLAT FLAT 52.50 49.75 54.00 55.80
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 67.10 DOWN FLAT 66.50 65.90 67.30 68.30
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 57.80 UP DOWN 57.40 56.50 58.20 60.00
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 109.50 UP UP 107.00 104.50 109.50 111.90
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 84.60 DOWN UP 83.50 82.80 85.00 86.10
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 91.80 UP UP 91.00 88.90 92.40 94.80
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 22.00 DOWN DOWN 21.99 21.80 22.35 22.60
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD)* 126.50 UP UP 121.50 118.20 126.50 128.80
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 193.00 UP UP 190.00 187.80 194.80 196.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 171.50 DOWN DOWN 169.50 167.80 172.30 173.90
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 185.60 FLAT FLAT 184.00 182.00 186.00 188.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 117.80 UP UP 115.00 111.90 118.10 119.50
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 58.10 UP FLAT 57.70 56.20 60.60 61.30
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD)* 40.20 DOWN FLAT 40.10 39.70 41.00 41.80
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 30.00 UP UP 29.90 29.30 30.61 31.93
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 129.00 DOWN DOWN 126.00 123.70 129.70 131.50
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 19.59 FLAT FLAT 19.29 18.75 20.00 20.78
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 24.90 UP UP 24.45 24.12 25.30 25.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 93.90 DOWN FLAT 93.00 92.00 94.50 95.10