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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index slipped around 39 points (-0.30%) for the second
straight session and closed below the 12,900.0 psychological level.
The index momentarily managed to move above its key resistance
near 12,940.0, but could not cling onto it and gradually declined as
buyers once again booked profits at a higher level. The index has its
interim support near 12,850.0, but a breach below this level may
warn of a further correction, which could drag it to test 12,770.0.
Vodafone Qatar: Short-Term – Pullback
VFQS breached its interim support of QR18.75 on Tuesday and
continued its decline penetrating below the QR17.99 level. Moreover,
volumes were also large on the lower move, which is a negative sign.
We believe the stock may weaken further and drift down toward
QR17.30. However, a close above QR17.99 may attract buyers.
Meanwhile, the RSI has shown a bearish divergence, while the
MACD has crossed the signal line into the negative territory.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index continued to books profits for the second
consecutive day and shed around 19 points (-0.44%) to settle at
4,272.49. The support is seen near the 4,250.0 level, while the index
faces its resistance near the 4,302.0 level. We believe the index may
oscillate within this range. Only a move above or below these levels
may decide the next direction of the index; until then it may
consolidate, thus supporting our neutral outlook.
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co.: Short-Term – Uptrend
MERS cleared the resistance of QR187.80 and tagged a new all-time
high. The stock has been in consolidation mode over the past few
days and finally gave a breakout above QR187.80. We believe based
on the recent price action and pick up in volumes the stock may
continue to move higher recording new highs. However, traders may
keep a close watch on QR187.80 for any reversal signs. Meanwhile,
the RSI is moving up in a bullish manner.
Gulf International Services: Short-Term – Bounce Back
GISS gained 1.47% and moved higher on the back of large volumes
indicating rising buying interest. The stock developed a bullish
engulfing candle pattern suggesting a continuation of this upmove.
The stock is currently sitting exactly at its resistance of QR90.0, which
is also in proximity to the 21-day moving average. A move above
these levels may trigger a fresh higher wave, which could test
QR93.0. Any failure to clear QR90.0 may result in consolidation.
Barwa Real Estate Co.: Short-Term – Pullback
BRES penetrated below its descending triangle support of QR38.40
and has been in declining mode since topping the rally at QR40.20.
Moreover, the stock developed a bearish Marubozu candle pattern
indicating a likely continuation of this pullback. Although BRES is
trading close to its immediate support of the 21-day moving average it
seems unlikely that the stock may cling onto it and decline further to
test QR37.40. Both the indicators are providing bearish signals.
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) 12,894.93 UP UP 12,854.20 12,768.17 12,939.80 13,000.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,272.49 UP UP 4,247.34 4,200.00 4,301.89 4,318.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 48.00 UP UP 47.00 45.90 48.50 49.75
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 69.00 FLAT UP 68.40 67.30 69.80 70.70
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 65.10 UP UP 63.90 62.00 65.70 66.40
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 87.50 UP UP 86.00 84.70 89.00 90.70
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 86.90 UP UP 86.10 83.00 89.00 90.50
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 76.00 FLAT UP 74.80 72.50 77.00 79.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.07 FLAT UP 22.90 22.49 23.49 24.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 87.60 UP UP 87.00 86.00 87.80 90.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD)* 189.80 UP UP 187.50 185.00 190.00 194.80
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 188.50 UP UP 186.40 183.00 188.50 194.00
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 183.50 FLAT UP 180.00 178.18 184.00 186.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD)* 90.00 FLAT UP 86.60 84.80 90.00 93.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 70.20 UP UP 68.40 64.70 71.70 74.00
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD)* 38.00 FLAT UP 37.40 36.80 38.40 39.20
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 25.90 UP UP 25.29 24.70 26.50 27.35
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 145.80 DOWN UP 145.00 143.00 148.00 149.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD)* 17.89 UP UP 17.30 16.89 17.99 18.75
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 24.60 UP UP 24.20 23.90 25.00 25.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 96.90 FLAT UP 96.50 95.10 98.30 100.10