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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Pullback
The QE Index continued its bearish spell for the sixth consecutive
session and declined around 55 points (-0.43%). The index made an
attempt to move above its resistance near 12,770.0, but it slipped
below 12,700.0 erasing all its day’s gains as the bears once again
proved to be more dominant than the bulls. We believe traders are
likely to witness further retracement if the index fails to reclaim
12,700.0. However, a move above 12,700.0 may attract buyers.
Al Khalij Commercial Bank : Short-Term – Rebound
KCBK bounced back yesterday and gained around 1.90% clearing its
resistances of QR23.23 and the 21-day moving average along with
the descending trendline in a single swoop. We believe based on the
current higher push and spark in volumes the stock has enough
steam to test and surpass its immediate resistance of QR23.49,
targeting QR24.0. However, a retreat below QR23.23 may drag the
stock. Meanwhile, the RSI has shown a bullish divergence.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Pullback
The QERI Index continued to move lower and dipped marginally
around 2 points for the fourth straight session (-0.04%) to close at
4,229.11. However, the index recovered from its intraday low of
4,188.21 as buyers stepped in and quickly offset the weakness,
trimming majority of its losses. Meanwhile, the index needs to clear its
resistances of 4,247.34 and the 21-day moving average in order to
resume its uptrend, until then it may continue to drift lower.
Ooredoo: Short-Term – Downmove
ORDS has been in declining mode over the past few days and further
breached its supports of the 55-day moving average and QR143.0
along with the ascending trendline in a single trading session.
Moreover, the stock developed a bearish Marubozu candle pattern
indicating a likely continuation of this downmove. We believe the
stock may continue to drift lower and test QR141.80. A close above
QR143.0 may provide some relief. Both indicators look weak.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Upmove
MARK cleared its resistance of QR49.75 on Tuesday and continued
to move higher gaining 0.60% on the back of large volumes, which is
a positive sign. We believe if the stock manages to cling onto its
support of QR49.75 on a closing basis; it may proceed higher toward
its next resistance of QR51.0. Any move above this level may spark
additional buying interest, which could push the stock further higher
toward QR51.80. A dip below QR49.75 may result in a pullback.
Nakilat: Short-Term – Downmove
QGTS extended its losses yesterday penetrating below its important
support of QR23.40, which has bearish implications. We believe the
stock may continue to head lower and test its next support of
QR22.45 as it has little support until then. Thus, the prognosis of this
time frame implies more downside as the RSI is moving further down
from the mid-line and the MACD is widening away in a bearish
manner. A close above QR23.40 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) 12,679.53 DOWN UP 12,678.84 12,600.00 12,700.00 12,768.17
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,229.11 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)* 50.20 UP UP 49.75 48.50 51.00 51.80
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 67.00 DOWN UP 66.30 65.75 67.80 68.40
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 62.80 DOWN UP 62.00 60.00 63.30 65.70
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 91.60 UP UP 90.00 89.00 93.90 96.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 86.00 FLAT UP 83.00 80.70 86.10 87.80
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 75.40 DOWN UP 74.80 72.50 76.00 77.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD)* 23.40 DOWN UP 23.23 22.90 23.49 24.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 85.80 DOWN UP 83.00 81.70 86.25 87.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 182.50 DOWN UP 180.00 179.00 183.00 185.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 179.50 DOWN DOWN 178.30 175.00 180.00 181.40
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 180.00 DOWN UP 180.00 178.18 182.00 184.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 94.90 UP UP 93.00 91.00 95.00 97.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 64.20 DOWN UP 62.40 61.30 66.50 68.40
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 38.50 FLAT UP 38.40 37.40 39.20 40.35
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 25.85 FLAT UP 25.29 24.65 26.00 26.45
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)* 142.50 DOWN FLAT 141.80 140.50 143.00 145.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 17.84 DOWN UP 17.30 16.89 17.99 18.49
Nakilat (QGTS QD)* 23.27 DOWN UP 22.45 21.98 23.40 23.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 93.30 DOWN DOWN 92.90 91.30 95.10 96.50