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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QE Index snapped its four-day losing streak and gained around
126 points (0.98%) to settle near the 13,000.0 psychological level.
The index respected the support of the 55-day moving average and
rebounded, as sustained buying pushed it higher. The index
managing to close above its key resistance of 12,940.0 after two
failed attempts is a positive development. The index needs to cling
onto that level to advance further, or else it may retreat.
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co.: Short-Term – Upmove
MERS gained 2.15% and cleared the key resistance of QR187.80 for
the first time since April, which is a positive sign. The recent price
action and the rise in volumes indicate that MERS could continue to
move up toward QR194.80. Moreover, the RSI is moving strongly into
the overbought territory, while the MACD is diverging away from the
signal line on the upside. However, traders may need to keep a close
watch on QR187.80 for any reversal signs.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QERI Index extended its rebound and ended the session in
green for the second day in a row. The index gained 1.72% and
cleared both the 4,350.0 and 4,400.0 levels in a single swoop, as the
bulls were back in action. The index has been showing signs of
strength over the past two days and is moving up. We believe the
index has a strong momentum going and has enough steam to test
4,445.0. Conversely, 4,375.0 may act as a near-term support.
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Upmove
QIBK breached the resistance of the ascending triangle at QR107.0
after witnessing a brief correction. The stock has been moving along
the ascending trendline over the past few days and is gradually
gaining strength. We believe the stock may advance further and test
its next resistance at QR109.50. Meanwhile, the RSI in the buy zone
is supporting this bullish sentiment. However, a decline below
QR107.0 may drag the stock down.
Nakilat: Short-Term - Upmove
QGTS jumped 3.64% and surpassed the resistances of QR24.12 and
QR24.45 after consolidating below them over the past few weeks.
Notably, volumes were also large on the rise, suggesting potential
buyers are stepping in. Further, both the momentum indicators are
rising in a bullish manner, indicating a likely higher move. Thus,
traders may consider buying the stock at the current level for a target
of QR25.30 with a strict stop loss of QR24.45.
Medicare Group: Short-Term – Uptrend
MCGS surged 9.95% and tagged fresh new all-time high on the back
of large volumes, indicating increased optimism among traders.
Moreover, the stock developed a long bullish Marubozu candle
pattern, suggesting a likely continuation of this uptrend. Further, both
the momentum indicators are pointing higher and are showing no
immediate trend reversal signs. We believe the stock may continue its
strong rally and accelerate further to record new highs.
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) 12,991.23 UP UP 12,939.80 12,850.00 13,079.52 13,195.88
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,408.94 UP UP 4,375.30 4,341.10 4,444.86 4,528.58
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 53.30 FLAT DOWN 52.50 51.80 54.00 55.80
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 67.40 FLAT FLAT 67.30 66.50 68.30 69.50
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 56.90 DOWN DOWN 56.50 55.50 57.40 58.90
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)* 108.00 UP UP 107.00 104.50 109.50 111.90
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 84.90 UP DOWN 83.00 81.50 85.00 86.10
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 91.30 UP UP 91.00 88.90 92.40 94.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 22.55 UP UP 22.35 21.99 22.60 23.23
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD)* 118.20 UP UP 115.00 112.00 121.50 124.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD)* 190.00 UP UP 187.80 185.00 194.80 196.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 172.00 DOWN DOWN 170.10 168.00 172.30 173.90
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 182.00 DOWN DOWN 182.00 180.00 184.00 186.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 115.30 UP UP 115.00 111.90 117.90 119.50
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 52.10 DOWN DOWN 51.00 49.75 52.40 54.20
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 39.20 DOWN DOWN 38.40 37.50 39.20 39.70
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 28.90 UP UP 28.55 27.20 29.30 29.90
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 125.20 DOWN DOWN 123.70 117.70 126.00 129.70
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 19.30 UP UP 19.29 18.75 20.00 20.78
Nakilat (QGTS QD)* 24.80 UP UP 24.45 24.12 25.30 25.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 90.20 DOWN DOWN 90.20 88.80 91.30 92.90