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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QE Index rose around 182 points (1.40%) and extended its gains
for the second session. The index rallied strongly to breach the
13,000.0 and 13,100.0 psychological levels in a single swoop, which
signifies strength. The index is rapidly approaching toward the
13,200.0 level. Traders should watch out for a move above this level,
as it may resume the next leg of a higher wave. On the flip side,
13,100.0 may act as a near-term support.
United Development Co.: Short-Term – Upswing
UDCD gained 4.50% and surpassed the resistances of QR29.30 and
QR29.90 to tag a new 52-week high. The stock has shown strength
and been in an upmove mode since clearing the 55-day moving
average. We believe based on the recent price swing and spike in
volumes, the stock may extend its gains toward QR30.60, followed by
QR31.90. However, traders may keep a close watch on QR29.90 for
any reversal signs. Meanwhile, both the indicators are looking strong.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QERI Index continued its northward journey for the third
consecutive session and surged over 2% to settle near the 4,500.0
mark. The index cleared 4,450.0 and showed a one-way movement
with not even an iota of profit-booking as the bulls went berserk.
Meanwhile, both the momentum indicators are providing bullish
signals, suggesting the index may continue its rally toward the 4,530.0
level. Conversely, the index may find support near 4,450.0.
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Upmove
QIBK continued its rally and advanced 3.43%, breaching the key
resistance of QR111.0 yesterday. Notably, volumes were also large,
indicating the increased optimism among traders. We believe the
stock would continue its positive momentum and rally further toward
QR115.0 in the next few trading sessions. Meanwhile, both the
indicators are supporting this bullish sentiment by moving up.
However, a dip below QR111.0 may drag the stock down.
Qatari Investors Group: Short-Term –Bounce Back
QIGD jumped 5.57% and cleared the resistances of QR52.40, the 21-
day moving average and the descending trendline, which had
restricted its bullish move in the past. Moreover, the rise in price was
supported by large volumes, indicating strength. We believe this
strong breach of resistances has bullish implications and provides an
upside target of QR56.20. However, a dip below QR54.66 may halt its
upmove. Meanwhile, the RSI has shown a bullish divergence.
Gulf International Services: Short-Term – Upmove
GISS breached the interim resistance of QR117.90 and moved higher
after consolidating below it over the past few days. We believe if the
stock manages to cling onto QR117.90, it may rally further to record
new highs. Moreover, the RSI is moving strongly into the overbought
territory, while the MACD is diverging away from the signal line toward
the upside indicating a likely advance. However, any retreat below
QR117.90 may pull the stock back into the congestion zone.
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) 13,173.64 UP UP 13,079.52 12,939.80 13,195.88 13,350.54
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,497.70 UP UP 4,444.86 4,375.30 4,528.58 4,638.81
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 54.20 UP UP 54.00 52.50 55.80 57.30
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 67.00 DOWN FLAT 66.50 65.90 67.30 68.30
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 57.00 DOWN DOWN 56.50 55.50 57.40 58.90
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)* 111.70 UP UP 109.50 107.00 111.90 115.10
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 85.30 UP UP 85.00 83.00 86.10 87.80
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 92.00 UP UP 91.00 88.90 92.40 94.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 22.50 UP UP 22.35 21.99 22.60 23.23
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 125.90 UP UP 124.00 121.50 128.80 130.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 191.00 UP UP 190.00 187.80 194.80 196.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 173.00 DOWN DOWN 172.30 170.10 173.90 175.45
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 186.00 UP FLAT 184.00 182.00 186.00 188.90
Gulf International Services (GISS QD)* 118.90 UP UP 118.10 115.00 119.50 122.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 55.00 UP DOWN 54.20 52.40 56.20 57.40
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 38.95 DOWN DOWN 38.40 37.50 39.20 39.70
United Development Co. (UDCD QD)* 30.20 UP UP 29.90 29.30 30.61 31.93
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 129.00 DOWN DOWN 129.70 126.00 129.70 134.20
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 19.69 UP UP 19.29 18.75 20.00 20.78
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 24.90 UP UP 24.45 24.12 25.30 25.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 91.40 DOWN DOWN 91.30 90.20 92.90 94.35
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