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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Pullback
The QE Index continued to move in the southward direction for the
fourth straight session and declined around 232 points (-1.79%) to
close at 12,788.23. The index fell below 13,000.0 and subsequently
faced heavy selling pressure penetrating below the 12,900.0 and
12,800.0 levels as well as the 21-day moving average in a single
swoop. Bulls would ideally want to see a pause near its immediate
support of 12,768.17; however, a dip may result in a further sell-off.
Industries Qatar: Short-Term – Pullback
IQCD experienced heavy selling pressure yesterday and dipped
below the supports of both the 21-day and 55-day moving averages
and QR181.40 in a single swoop. We believe the stock may continue
its decline and test its support of QR180.0. Any weakness below this
level may pull the stock further down and test the QR178.30 level.
However, a close above QR181.40 may provide some relief. The RSI
and the MACD lines have shown a bearish divergence.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Pullback
The QERI Index fell sharply around -1.74% and breached the
important supports of 4,301.89, the 21-day moving average and
4,247.34 in a single trading session. We believe this strong breach of
supports has bearish implications and the index may continue to drift
lower to test the 4,211.0 level. However, if the index manages to
move above the 4,247.34 level it may halt its decline. Both the
momentum indicators indicate that the index is due for a retracement.
Qatar Electricity & Water Co.: Short-Term – Pullback
QEWS continued its decline and breached the supports of QR184.0
and the 21-day moving average. Moreover, the stock has been in
declining mode since failing to move above the QR190.0 level. We
believe the stock may further drift down and test its support of
QR182.0, followed by QR180.0. However, a close above QR184.0
may halt its decline. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving further down from
the mid-line, while the MACD is growing more bearish.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Pullback
MARK penetrated below the key support of QR49.75 after reversing
from the bullish trend on Sunday. We believe with volumes also
picking up on the decline the stock may continue to move lower and
test the support of the 21-day moving average, followed by QR48.50.
However, if the stock manages to move above QR49.75 on a closing
basis, it may attract buyers. Meanwhile, both the momentum
indicators are providing bearish signals indicating a likely pullback.
Milaha: Short-Term – Downmove
QNNS breached the support of QR97.0 on Sunday and continued to
move lower yesterday, dipping below the 55-day moving average on
the back of large volumes. Moreover, the stock has been facing stiff
resistance of the descending trendline and is not able to clear it. With
both the indicators in downtrend mode, the stock may not cling onto
its immediate support of QR95.10 and may further drift down to test
QR93.0. However, a close above QR95.33 may halt its downmove.
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) 12,788.23 DOWN UP 12,768.17 12,678.84 12,800.00 12,939.80
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,243.32 DOWN UP 4,211.42 4,148.08 4,247.34 4,301.89
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 49.50 UP UP 48.50 47.00 49.75 51.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 68.10 DOWN UP 67.80 66.30 68.40 69.80
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 63.80 DOWN UP 63.30 62.00 65.70 66.40
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 92.60 UP UP 90.00 89.00 93.90 96.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 85.30 DOWN UP 83.00 80.70 86.10 87.80
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 75.00 DOWN UP 74.80 72.50 76.00 77.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.00 DOWN UP 22.90 22.50 23.23 23.49
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 85.90 DOWN UP 83.00 81.70 86.25 87.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 183.70 DOWN UP 183.00 180.00 185.00 187.80
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)* 181.00 DOWN DOWN 180.00 178.30 181.40 183.00
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)* 183.00 DOWN UP 182.00 180.00 184.00 186.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 96.00 UP UP 95.00 93.00 97.00 98.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 66.50 DOWN UP 64.70 61.30 68.40 70.00
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 38.80 FLAT UP 38.40 37.40 39.20 40.35
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 25.30 DOWN UP 25.29 24.65 26.00 26.45
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 145.50 DOWN UP 145.00 143.00 148.00 149.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 18.19 UP UP 17.99 17.30 18.49 18.75
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 24.02 DOWN UP 23.90 23.40 24.20 24.61
Milaha (QNNS QD)* 95.20 DOWN DOWN 95.10 93.00 97.00 98.30