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9 January Daily Technical trader

  1. 1. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral Al Meera Consumer Goods Co.: Short-Term – Breakout The QE Index continued its uptrend and gained around 36 points (0.33%) to close at 10,834.84. The positive development was that the index managed to close above the 10,800.0 level, thus holding on to its gains. Meanwhile, the index faces its next key resistance of the ascending trendline near 10,850.0, which needs to be cleared in order to keep its upward momentum going. On the flip side, the 10,800.0 level may act as an immediate support for the index. The QERI Index respected its support of 3,151.22 and moved higher around 0.25% after consolidating just for a single day on Tuesday. We believe as long as the index trades above the 3,152.22 level, bulls may continue to be in action and may push the index toward the ascending trendline. Conversely, if the index dips below 3,151.22 it may result in a bearish implication, and may drag it to test the 3,123.0 level. Meanwhile, both indicators are providing mixed signals. MERS surpassed the resistance of the 55-day moving average (currently at QR134.61) for the first time since December. The stock is currently sitting right at its next resistance of QR135.80. We believe with volumes also picking up the stock may be ready for a breakout above this level targeting the QR136.90 level. Meanwhile, the RSI and the MACD lines are moving higher, thus supporting our bullish outlook for the stock. Doha Bank: Short-Term – Upswing Milaha: Short-Term – Breakout Qatar International Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Upswing DHBK continued its upmove and tagged another new 52-week high yesterday. Moreover, the RSI is trending strongly in the overbought territory, while the MACD is widening away from the signal line and is rising upward with no immediate trend reversal signs. We believe the stock is in an uptrend mode and may continue to tag a new 52-week high. However, traders may need to keep a close watch near the ascending trendline support for any reversal signs. QNNS cleared the resistances of QR88.60 and QR89.40 in a single swoop for the first time since November, which is a positive sign. Moreover, the stock has been in strong upmove mode since clearing both the moving averages and is gaining strength over the past few days. We believe the stock may continue its momentum and may proceed ahead to test QR91.0. Meanwhile, the RSI and the MACD lines are moving up in a bullish manner. QIIK moved higher and tagged a new 52-week high on the back of large volumes yesterday. The stock has been moving up aggressively since clearing the QR62.0 level and is showing no trend reversal signs. We believe based on the current higher push the stock is poised to tag a new 52-week high. Moreover, the bullishness in the RSI is intact, while the MACD line is rising further up, indicating that the stock has enough steam to accelerate further. Page 1 of 2
  2. 2. Name (Ticker) Last Close Trend Short Term Support Long Term First Resistance Second First Second Qatar Exchange Index (QE Index) 10,834.84 UP UP 10,800.00 10,748.19 10,850.00 10,900.00 Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 3,166.41 UP UP 3,151.22 3,123.00 3,199.21 3,220.00 Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 33.70 UP UP 32.75 32.00 34.15 34.40 Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 73.90 UP UP 73.30 72.80 74.00 74.50 Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 63.80 UP UP 63.00 62.30 64.45 65.00 Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 74.10 UP UP 74.00 72.30 75.00 75.50 Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD)* 65.90 UP UP 65.30 64.50 66.50 67.00 Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 72.00 UP UP 71.41 71.00 72.80 73.50 National Leasing Holding Co. (NLCS QD) 30.80 UP UP 30.60 30.00 31.45 31.80 Widam Food Co. (WDAM QD) 53.70 UP UP 53.00 51.90 54.00 54.70 Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS)* 135.80 UP UP 134.50 133.90 135.80 136.90 Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 172.60 UP UP 171.00 169.50 173.00 174.20 Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 179.00 UP UP 177.20 176.00 180.00 182.50 Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 68.00 UP UP 67.00 66.20 68.80 69.40 Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 50.20 UP UP 49.50 47.70 52.40 56.20 Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 31.05 UP UP 30.85 30.50 31.20 31.90 United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 22.90 DOWN UP 22.85 22.50 23.35 23.50 Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 141.20 UP UP 139.90 139.40 141.50 142.90 Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 10.98 DOWN UP 10.83 10.50 11.00 11.19 Nakilat (QGTS QD) 20.75 DOWN UP 20.35 20.00 21.07 21.32 Milaha (QNNS QD)* 90.20 UP UP 89.40 88.60 91.00 91.30 Banks and Financial Services Banks and Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G Industrials Industrials Real Estate Real Estate Telecom Telecom Transportation Transportat *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 55day 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 long-term trends. 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. Definitions: 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. Contacts Saugata Sarkar Ahmed M. Shehada Keith Whitney Sahbi Kasraoui QNB Financial Services SPC Head of Research Tel: (+974) 4476 6534 saugata.sarkar@qnbfs.com.qa Head of Trading Tel: (+974) 4476 6535 ahmed.shehada@qnbfs.com.qa Head of Sales Tel: (+974) 4476 6533 keith.whitney@qnbfs.com.qa Manager - HNWI Tel: (+974) 4476 6544 sahbi.alkasraoui@qnbfs.com.qa Contact Center: (+974) 4476 6666 PO Box 24025 Doha, Qatar DISCLAIMER: This publication has been prepared by QNB Financial Services SPC (“QNBFS”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatar National Bank (“QNB”). QNBFS is regulated by the Qatar Financial Markets Authority and the Qatar Exchange; QNB is regulated by the Qatar Central Bank. This publication expresses the views and opinions of QNBFS at a given time only. It is not an offer, promotion or recommendation to buy or sell securities or other investments, nor is it intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting, or financial advice. We therefore strongly advise potential investors to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision. Although the information in this report has been obtained from sources that QNBFS believes to be reliable, we have not independently verified such information and it may not be accurate or complete. While this publication has been prepared with the utmost degree of care by our analysts, QNBFS does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy and completeness of the information it may contain, and declines any liability in that respect. QNBFS reserves the right to amend the views and opinions expressed in this publication at any time. It may also express viewpoints or make investment decisions that differ significantly from, or even contradict, the views and opinions included in this report. COPYRIGHT: No part of this document may be reproduced without the explicit written permission of QNBFS. Page 2 of 2
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