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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index shed around 69 points (-0.52%) to end the session
below the 13,200.0 psychological level. The index witnessed a gap-
up opening and momentarily moved above 13,300.0, but failed to
hold onto its gains and reversed as the traders opted to book profits.
The index needs to clear and sustain above 13,200.0 on a closing
basis to set up a rally toward the 13,300.0-13,350.0 levels. On the flip
side, any failure to clear 13,200.0 may result in a pullback.
Qatari Investors Group: Short-Term – Pullback
QIGD caved under selling pressure and breached both the supports
of the 21-day moving average and QR54.0 in a single swoop
yesterday. The stock has been moving along the descending
trendline over the past few weeks and is underperforming. Moreover,
the RSI is in a downtrend mode and is showing no signs of trend
reversal. Thus, traders could consider selling the stock at the current
level for a target of QR52.40 with a stop loss of QR53.50.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term –Neutral
The QERI Index fell around 6 points (-0.14%) to end the day slightly in
the red due to profit-booking. The index made a positive start and
reached an intraday high of 4,486.29, however took a U-turn and
drifted lower as the bears took charge. Meanwhile, the index
managed to close above its key support of 4,445.0. We believe if the
index stays above this level on a closing basis, it could move higher
toward 4,500.0, or else it may further decline to test 4,400.0.
Medicare Group: Short-Term – Uptrend
MCGS moved above the interim resistance of QR101.30 and gained
around 2.48% after moving sideways over the past few days. We
believe the stock is trending strong and may continue its positive
momentum until it stays above QR101.30. Meanwhile, both the
momentum indicators are providing bullish signals, indicating the
stock has enough steam to accelerate further. However, any retreat
below QR101.30 may result in consolidation.
Doha Bank: Short-Term – Pullback
DHBK drifted lower and penetrated below the important supports of
QR58.10 and QR57.40, along with the 21-day moving average. The
stock has been in a declining mode and has been registering losses
since it failed to move above the 55-day moving average. Meanwhile,
both the indicators are pointing down, indicating a likely downmove.
We believe the stock may continue its pullback and test QR56.50.
However, a close above QR57.40 may provide some relief.
Vodafone Qatar: Short-Term – Upmove
VFQS witnessed a gap-up opening and made further headway
yesterday. Notably, volumes were also large on the rise, which is a
positive sign. We believe the stock may continue its advance and test
QR20.0. Traders must keep a close watch on this level, as any move
above this level may spark additional buying interest, pushing the
stock higher. Meanwhile, the RSI in the buy zone supports this bullish
sentiment. However, a dip below QR19.50 may drag the stock.
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) 13,189.56 UP UP 13,079.52 13,000.00 13,195.88 13,350.54
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,446.49 UP UP 4,444.85 4,400.00 4,500.00 4,528.58
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 56.20 UP UP 55.80 54.00 57.30 59.90
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 69.40 UP UP 68.30 67.40 70.00 70.70
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 57.10 DOWN DOWN 56.50 55.80 57.40 58.10
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 105.00 UP UP 104.50 102.00 107.00 109.50
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 85.20 UP UP 85.00 83.50 88.00 88.50
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 89.50 UP UP 88.90 87.30 91.00 92.40
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 22.47 UP FLAT 22.35 21.87 22.60 23.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD)* 103.50 UP UP 101.30 100.00 105.90 107.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 181.00 UP UP 179.00 175.00 181.60 183.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 177.10 UP DOWN 175.50 173.00 178.30 180.00
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 183.00 FLAT DOWN 182.00 180.00 184.00 187.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 115.30 UP UP 115.00 111.90 119.50 122.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 53.10 DOWN DOWN 52.40 51.00 54.00 55.20
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 44.90 UP UP 43.80 43.20 45.00 45.80
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 27.90 UP UP 27.20 26.45 28.50 29.35
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 130.50 FLAT DOWN 129.70 128.00 132.00 134.20
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD)* 19.70 UP UP 19.29 18.75 20.00 20.78
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.65 FLAT FLAT 23.60 23.00 24.12 24.45
Milaha (QNNS QD) 92.90 DOWN DOWN 92.00 91.30 93.90 95.10