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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 declined
around 82 points (-0.60%). The index witnessed a gap-up opening
and came close to breaking its record highs of 13,584.34, but frittered
away all its gains and reversed as traders opted to book profits.
Meanwhile, the index needs to move above 13,447.0 on a closing
basis in order to continue its uptrend. On the flip side, any failure to
move above 13,447.0 may result in consolidation.
Qatar Electricity & Water Co.: Short-Term – Uptrend
QEWS continued its bullish momentum and tagged a fresh new all-
time high. Notably, volumes were also large on the rise which is a
positive sign. We believe based on the recent price swings and strong
momentum, the stock may continue its rally and record new highs.
Meanwhile, the RSI is moving up in a bullish manner, while the
MACD is diverging away from the signal line on the upside. However,
traders may need to keep a close watch on QR194.0 for any reversal.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index halted its four-day gaining streak and shed around -
0.84% to close at 4,458.05. The index momentarily moved above the
4,500.0 level, but could not hold onto its gains and retreated on the
back of profit-booking. Meanwhile, the index is trading close to its
interim support near the 4,445.0 level. We believe if the index
manages to stay above this level it could set the stage for a test of
4,500.0. However, a dip below 4,445.0 may result in a test of 4,400.0.
United Development Co.: Short-Term – Pullback
UDCD failed to make any further headway above QR26.45 and
retreated penetrating below the supports of the 21-day moving
average and QR26.0 in a single swoop. This indicates that the upside
level is capped. The negative slope on the RSI and the declining
MACD line indicate that the stock may further move down. Thus,
traders may consider selling the stock for a target of QR25.29, with a
stop loss of the QR26.0 level.
Doha Bank: Short-Term – Downmove
DHBK breached the support of the 21-day moving average on
Tuesday and continued to drift lower yesterday, breaching the
QR63.90 level. The stock has been facing stiff resistance at the
descending trendline, which it needs to surpass in order to move
higher. Meanwhile, both momentum indicators look weak for a further
downside. Thus, traders could consider selling this stock with a target
of QR63.10 with a stop loss of QR63.90.
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co.: Short-Term – Upmove
MERS gained 0.82% and cleared the resistance of the ascending
triangle at QR185.0 after consolidating below it over the past few
days. Moreover, the stock developed a bullish Marubuzu candle
pattern indicating a likely continuation of this upmove. Meanwhile, the
RSI, which is in buy mode, is supporting this bullish sentiment.
Traders could consider buying the stock at the current level for a
target of QR187.50 with a stop loss of the QR185.0 level.
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) 13,418.27 UP UP 13,350.54 13,195.88 13,447.17 13,585.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,458.05 UP UP 4,444.86 4,400.00 4,500.00 4,550.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 59.70 UP UP 59.00 58.00 59.90 61.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 68.80 UP UP 67.80 66.30 69.80 70.70
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 63.80 DOWN UP 63.10 62.00 63.90 64.80
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 101.70 UP UP 101.10 99.50 102.00 104.50
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 86.60 FLAT UP 86.10 83.00 87.80 89.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 75.70 DOWN UP 74.80 72.50 76.00 77.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.44 UP UP 23.23 22.90 23.49 24.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 86.50 DOWN UP 85.20 83.00 87.80 90.50
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD)* 185.50 UP UP 185.00 183.00 187.50 190.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 190.70 UP UP 188.50 186.40 191.00 194.60
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)* 195.00 UP UP 194.00 192.00 196.00 200.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 95.00 UP UP 93.00 91.80 95.00 97.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 65.30 FLAT UP 64.80 62.40 68.40 70.00
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 40.15 UP UP 39.70 39.20 40.40 41.00
United Development Co. (UDCD QD)* 25.70 UP UP 25.29 25.00 26.00 26.45
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 154.10 UP UP 153.50 151.00 155.20 157.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 18.90 UP UP 18.75 18.49 18.98 19.29
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.94 FLAT UP 23.90 23.40 24.20 24.61
Milaha (QNNS QD) 96.80 UP UP 96.50 95.10 97.00 98.30