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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index extended its gains and moved marginally higher
around 3 points (0.02%). The index witnessed a gap-up opening and
reached an intraday high of 13,847.11, but frittered away most of its
early gains. However, buying interest lifted the index from its intraday
low of 13,628.41 to close near the 13,700.0 level. We believe based
on the recent price swings the index may consolidate before its next
upmove. Further, a close above 13,700.0 may continue its uptrend.
United Development Co.: Short-Term – Upmove
UDCD breached its resistance of QR26.45 and made further
headway after consolidating below it over the past few weeks.
Moreover, the stock formed a small bullish candlestick formation on
the daily charts indicating a likely continuation of this upmove. The
RSI is in positive territory, thus supporting this bullish sentiment. Thus,
traders could consider buying the stock at the current level and on
dips with a stop loss of the QR26.0 level.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index tagged a new all-time high, but could not hold onto
its gains and reversed to close in the red as traders opted to book
profits. However, the uptrend in the index remains intact. We believe
as long as the index stays above 4,600.0 it may advance higher and
record new highs. However, any retreat below 4,600.0 on a closing
basis may pull the index to test its interim support near 4,530.0.
Meanwhile, both indicators are providing mixed signals.
Qatar International Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Pullback
QIIK penetrated below the supports of the 21-day moving average
and the descending triangle at QR86.10 in a single swoop. Moreover,
the stock developed a Marubozu candle pattern indicating a likely
continuation of this pullback. We believe the stock may further decline
and test its support at QR85.0. However, if the stock manages to
reclaim the QR86.10 on a closing basis it may advance. Meanwhile,
both indicators are pointing down, indicating continued weakness.
Qatar Electricity & Water Co.: Short-Term – Uptrend
QEWS gained 1% and continued its uptrend yesterday. Meanwhile,
the stock found support at the ascending trendline at QR196.0 and
has been moving up along the trendline, indicating that the positive
momentum could continue. Moreover, the RSI is holding strongly in
the overbought territory, while the MACD is diverging away from the
signal line in a bullish manner indicating strength at the current level.
However, a retreat below QR200.0 may halt QEWS’ uptrend.
Vodafone Qatar: Short-Term – Uptrend
VFQS continued its upward momentum and soared 7.31% tagging a
fresh all-time high. Moreover, the stock has been moving up
aggressively over the past few days and is showing no reversal signs.
Further, the RSI is positively poised while the MACD is widening
away from the signal line in a bullish manner indicating that the stock
may further accelerate. Thus, traders may consider buying this stock
at the current level and on declines.
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) 13,696.98 UP UP 13,584.34 13,447.17 13,750.00 13,880.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,604.44 UP UP 4,600.00 4,528.58 4,638.81 4,672.95
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 64.00 UP UP 63.00 62.00 65.60 66.20
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 69.70 UP UP 69.00 68.40 70.70 72.67
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 63.00 DOWN FLAT 62.00 60.50 63.90 64.80
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 109.00 UP UP 109.00 107.80 111.00 1113.50
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD)* 86.00 DOWN UP 85.00 83.00 86.10 87.80
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 77.10 FLAT UP 76.00 74.80 78.00 79.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.68 DOWN UP 23.49 23.23 24.00 24.50
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 86.10 DOWN UP 85.20 83.00 87.80 90.50
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 184.00 DOWN UP 183.00 182.00 185.00 187.50
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 189.00 UP UP 188.50 186.40 191.00 194.60
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)* 202.00 UP UP 200.00 196.00 205.00 209.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 94.00 DOWN UP 93.00 91.80 95.00 97.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 65.50 DOWN UP 64.80 62.40 68.40 70.00
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 43.15 UP UP 42.00 41.40 44.50 46.00
United Development Co. (UDCD QD)* 26.60 UP UP 26.45 26.00 27.35 27.50
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 157.30 UP UP 155.20 153.50 159.00 161.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD)* 22.30 UP UP 20.79 20.00 23.00 23.75
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.12 DOWN FLAT 22.45 21.98 23.40 23.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 94.40 UP FLAT 93.10 87.30 95.10 96.50
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