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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index moved lower and shed around 146 points (-1.06%) as
traders opted to book profits. Meanwhile, the index failed to make any
further headway above 13,700.0 and reversed, breaching its support
near 13,584.0 as sustained selling at a higher level pulled it down.
We believe the index may further consolidate or decline before
resuming its uptrend. However, the bias may become bullish again if
the index closes above the 13,584.0 level.
Commercial Bank of Qatar: Short-Term – Pullback
CBQK developed a bearish Harami candle pattern on Sunday and
further drifted down yesterday penetrating below the 21-day moving
average, thus confirming this reversal pattern which was bullish. We
believe although the stock is trading close to its immediate support of
QR68.40, it seems unlikely that CBQK may cling onto it and further
decline to test QR67.30. Meanwhile, both indicators look weak.
However, a close above QR68.76 may provide some relief.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index declined for the second straight session and fell
around -1.42% to close the session at 4,539.07. The index slipped
below the 4,600.0 level and subsequently witnessed selling pressure
as the bears were under full control. The index is currently trading
close to its immediate support near 4,530.0. If the index moves below
this level, the pullback is expected to continue pushing it further down.
On the flip side, a price rebound may have bullish implications.
Gulf International Services: Short-Term – Rebound
GISS gained 1.06% and closed above the resistance of the 21-day
moving average after developing a Doji candle pattern on Sunday.
Moreover, the stock ended in a small bullish candlestick formation
indicating a likely continuation of this upmove. Meanwhile, the RSI is
in the buy zone supporting this bullish sentiment. Traders could
consider buying this stock if it trades above QR95.0 for a target price
of QR98.0 and with a stop loss of the QR94.50 level.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Pullback
MARK halted its uptrend on Sunday and further declined yesterday,
indicating a likely continuation of this pullback. Moreover, the negative
slopes of both the RSI and the MACD lines indicate that the stock
may drift down further and re-test its immediate support of QR59.90.
Any sustained weakness below this level may create additional selling
pressure and drag the stock toward QR57.30. However, a close
above the QR62.0 level may attract buyers.
Ooredoo: Short-Term – Upmove
ORDS gained 0.45% and did not weaken even after market
turbulence, which is a positive sign. Moreover, the stock has been in
upmove mode and is moving along the ascending channel line since
clearing both the 21-day and 55-day moving averages. Thus, the
prognosis of this time indicates that the stock may advance further
toward QR159.0. Meanwhile, the bullishness in the RSI is intact, while
the MACD is widening away from the signal line in a bullish manner.
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) 13,551.18 UP UP 13,447.17 13,350.54 13,584.34 13,650.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,539.07 UP UP 4,528.58 4,444.86 4,600.00 4,638.72
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 61.50 UP UP 59.90 57.30 62.00 63.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD)* 68.60 UP UP 68.40 67.30 69.00 69.80
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 62.70 DOWN DOWN 62.00 60.50 63.00 63.90
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 105.00 UP UP 103.50 102.00 106.50 107.80
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 86.00 DOWN UP 85.00 83.00 86.10 87.80
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 77.70 UP UP 76.00 74.80 78.00 79.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.59 UP UP 23.49 23.23 24.00 24.50
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 85.70 DOWN UP 85.20 83.00 87.80 90.50
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 183.10 DOWN UP 183.00 182.00 185.00 187.50
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 189.00 UP UP 188.50 186.40 191.00 194.60
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 198.30 UP UP 196.00 192.00 200.00 202.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD)* 95.00 UP UP 93.00 91.80 95.00 97.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 64.70 DOWN UP 62.40 61.30 66.50 68.40
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 42.45 UP UP 42.00 41.40 44.50 46.00
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 26.35 UP UP 26.00 25.29 26.45 27.35
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)* 158.00 UP UP 155.20 153.50 159.00 161.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 21.70 UP UP 20.79 20.00 22.80 23.50
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 24.00 DOWN UP 23.40 22.45 24.20 24.61
Milaha (QNNS QD) 94.90 FLAT FLAT 93.10 87.30 95.10 96.50