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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index snapped its four-day winning streak and shed around
14 points (-0.11%) as traders opted to book profits. Meanwhile, the
index recovered from its intraday low of 13,090.88 as buyers stepped
in and quickly offset the majority of its losses to end the volatile
session at 13,160.60. This clearly indicates that buyers are willing to
accumulate at every possible dip. We believe until the index trades
above the 13,100.0 level it may further continue its rally.
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Upmove
QIBK cleared the resistances of QR91.80 and QR93.20 in a single
swoop and tagged a 52-week high on the back of large volumes,
which is a positive sign. Moreover, the stock has been advancing over
the past few days and is in upmove mode. We believe based on the
current higher push the stock may continue its upward momentum
recording a new 52-week high. However, a dip below QR93.20 may
pull the stock down. Meanwhile, both indicators look strong.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index halted its four-day of gains and declined around 9
points (-0.21%) on the back of profit-booking. The index momentarily
dipped below the support of the 4,301.89 level, but later managed to
close above it as sustained buying interest trimmed its losses. The
index needs to cling onto its support near 4,302.0 in order to continue
its bullish momentum. On the other hand, any retreat below 4,301.89
on a closing basis may result in a pullback.
Al Khalij Commercial Bank: Short-Term – Upmove
KCBK continued its rally and breached its key resistance of QR23.49
yesterday. The stock has been moving along the ascending trendline
over the past few days and is gradually gaining strength. Moreover,
with the RSI moving up in a bullish manner and the MACD crossing
the signal line into the positive territory, KCBK may test and surpass
QR24.0 targeting QR24.50. However, any dip below QR23.49 on a
closing basis may pull the stock back into the congestion zone.
Gulf International Services: Short-Term – Uptrend
GISS extended its bullish momentum and tagged a fresh all-time high
yesterday. Moreover, the stock moved up aggressively over the past
few days and consistently recorded new highs. Further, the RSI is
moving strongly in the overbought territory, while the MACD is
widening away from the signal line with no immediate trend reversal
signs. We believe the stock is trending strong and may rally further.
However, a decline below QR100.0 may halt its uptrend mode.
Qatar International Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Pullback
QIIK developed a Doji candle pattern on Tuesday and further
penetrated below the supports of QR89.0 and QR87.80 in a single
trading session. Notably, volumes were also large on the decline
which is a negative signal. Moreover, the stock developed an evening
star candle pattern, which usually indicates a bearish signal. With both
the indicators pointing down, we believe the stock may continue to
drift lower and test QR86.10, followed by the 21-day moving average.
Saugata Sarkar 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) 13,160.60 UP UP 13,100.00 13,019.55 13,196.00 13,280.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,310.43 UP UP 4,301.89 4,247.34 4,342.00 4,370.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 50.00 UP UP 49.75 48.50 51.80 53.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 68.80 DOWN UP 68.40 67.30 69.80 70.70
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 65.00 UP UP 63.90 62.00 65.70 66.40
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)* 93.50 UP UP 93.20 91.80 94.80 96.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD)* 87.00 UP UP 86.10 83.00 87.80 89.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 78.70 UP UP 77.00 76.00 79.00 81.40
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD)* 23.89 UP UP 23.23 22.90 24.00 24.50
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 87.90 UP UP 87.80 87.00 90.00 92.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 185.00 FLAT UP 183.00 180.00 185.00 187.80
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 190.40 UP UP 188.50 186.40 192.50 194.60
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 188.60 UP UP 188.00 186.00 190.00 195.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD)* 100.70 UP UP 100.00 98.00 102.00 104.50
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 65.50 FLAT UP 62.40 61.30 64.70 68.40
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 38.20 FLAT UP 37.40 36.80 38.40 39.20
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 26.00 UP UP 25.29 24.70 26.45 27.00
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 147.40 FLAT UP 145.00 143.00 148.00 149.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 18.50 UP UP 17.99 17.30 18.75 19.29
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 25.35 UP UP 24.61 24.20 25.55 25.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 99.00 UP UP 98.30 96.50 100.10 102.50