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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index continued to move southward for the third straight
session and fell around 79 points (-0.59%). The index started the day
on a positive note and touched 13,249.31. However sustained selling
pressure at a higher level pulled the index below its important
supports of 13,196.0 and the 21-day moving average. Meanwhile, the
RSI is stalling while the MACD line is moving down. Conversely, the
index may attempt a rebound if it reclaims 13,169.41.
Ooredoo: Short-Term – Pullback
ORDS continued its decline and dipped below the supports of
QR153.50 and QR151.0 in a single trading session yesterday.
Meanwhile, the stock failed to make any further headway above
QR157.80 and has been drifting lower over the past two days.
Moreover, ORDS developed a red Marubozu candle pattern
indicating a likely continuation of this pullback. Traders could consider
selling the stock for a target of QR149.33 with a stop loss of QR151.0.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index extended its losses for the fourth consecutive day
and shed around -0.59% to settle at 4,418.46. The index failed to
cling onto the 4,440.0 level and subsequently witnessed selling
pressure as the bears were under complete control over the bulls. We
believe the index may continue to witness further weakness if it fails to
move above 4,440.0. However, a close above 4,440.0 may attract
buyers. Meanwhile, both indicators are providing mixed signals.
Al Khalij Commercial Bank : Short-Term – Bounce Back
KCBK witnessed a gap-up opening and breached its resistances of
QR23.23 and the 21-day moving average in a single swoop. We
believe if the stock manages to cling onto the 21-day moving average
on a closing basis, it could advance toward QR23.49. However, a dip
below the 21-day moving average may result in a pullback.
Meanwhile, the RSI is showing signs of recovery and is moving up
toward the mid-line, thus supporting this bullish sentiment.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Rebound
MARK respected its support of QR57.30 and developed a Doji candle
pattern yesterday. This pattern usually indicates a trend reversal
which was bearish until now. We believe MARK may bounce back
from the current level and move ahead. Meanwhile, both the RSI and
the MACD lines are stalling from the declining mode, which is a
positive sign. Thus, traders could consider buying the stock at the
current level for a target of QR59.90 with a stop loss of QR57.90.
Qatar Electricity & Water Co.: Short-Term – Pullback
QEWS has been in declining mode over the past few days and further
drifted lower yesterday. Moreover, the stock developed a bearish
Marubozu candle pattern indicating a likely continuation of this
pullback. Further, both indicators look weak. We believe although the
stock is trading close to its immediate support of the 21-day moving
average it may not cling onto it and decline further to test QR188.0.
However, if the stock holds onto QR189.35 it may advance.
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) 13,142.69 UP UP 13,100.00 13,019.60 13,195.88 13,350.54
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,418.46 UP UP 4,400.00 4,341.10 4,444.86 4,500.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 58.50 UP UP 57.30 56.00 59.90 61.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 66.80 DOWN DOWN 65.75 64.92 67.30 68.40
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 61.00 DOWN DOWN 61.00 59.75 62.00 63.00
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 97.50 UP UP 96.00 93.90 98.50 100.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 85.40 DOWN UP 83.00 80.70 86.10 87.80
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 77.00 UP UP 76.00 74.80 78.00 79.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD)* 23.19 UP UP 23.23 22.90 23.49 24.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 84.70 DOWN UP 83.00 81.70 85.00 87.80
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 182.00 DOWN UP 180.00 175.00 183.00 185.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 183.60 DOWN DOWN 182.50 180.00 185.00 186.40
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)* 189.60 FLAT UP 188.00 186.00 192.00 196.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 91.00 DOWN FLAT 90.00 86.60 93.00 95.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 64.00 DOWN FLAT 62.40 61.30 66.50 68.40
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 41.80 UP UP 41.40 41.00 42.00 43.50
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 26.25 FLAT UP 26.00 25.29 26.45 27.35
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)* 150.30 UP UP 149.00 147.40 151.00 153.50
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 20.55 UP UP 20.00 19.29 20.79 21.00
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.80 FLAT UP 23.40 22.45 24.20 24.61
Milaha (QNNS QD) 93.50 DOWN DOWN 93.10 87.30 95.10 96.50