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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index extended its losses for the second straight session and
shed around 180 points (-1.37%). Moreover, the index slipped below
the 13,100.0 & 13,000.0 levels in a single swoop as sustained selling
pressure pulled it lower. The index has its immediate defendable
support near 12,940.0. However, traders may witness a further sell-
off if the index fails to hold onto 12,940.0. Conversely, the bias may
become bullish if the index closes above 13,020.0.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Pullback
MARK has been drifting lower along the descending trendline over
the past few days and further breached its supports of QR57.30 and
the 21-day moving average in a single swoop. Notably, volumes were
also large on the decline which is a negative sign. Moreover, both the
momentum indicators are providing bearish signals. Thus, traders
could consider selling this stock at the current level with a target price
of QR52.30 with a strict stop loss of the QR55.75 level.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index continued its decline for the second consecutive day
and fell -1.46% to close the session at 4,365.69. Moreover, the index
breached 4,400.0 along with the 21-day moving average and caved
under heavy selling pressure. We believe the index may continue to
drift lower and test its immediate support of 4,341.10. Any sustained
weakness below this level may drag the index further down toward
4,300.0. However, a close above 4,400.0 may trigger buying interest.
Qatar Electricity & Water Co.: Short-Term – Pullback
QEWS failed to make any further headway above QR190.0 and
dipped below its support of QR188.0 yesterday. Moreover, the stock
has been in declining mode since topping the rally at QR208.70 and
is registering losses. Meanwhile, with both the momentum indicators
pointing lower, QEWS’ preferred direction seems to be on the
downside. We believe the stock may test QR185.0, followed by the
QR184.35 level. However, a close above QR188.0 may be positive.
Qatar Insurance: Short-Term – Upmove
QATI continued its upward momentum and did not weaken even after
market turbulence, which is a positive signal. Moreover, the stock
formed a sizable bullish candlestick on the daily charts, indicating a
likely continuation of this upmove. Thus, the prognosis of this time
implies a further upside and could test QR81.40. Meanwhile, the RSI
and the MACD lines are moving up in a bullish manner with no trend
reversal signs. However, a dip below QR80.50 may halt its upmove.
Ooredoo: Short-Term – Pullback
ORDS continued its decline and further penetrated below its supports
of the 21-day moving average and QR149.0 in a single trading
session on the back of large volumes. We believe this strong breach
of supports has bearish implications and provides a downside target
of QR147.40, which is also in proximity to the 55-day moving
average. However, if the stock manages to reclaim QR149.0 it may
provide some relief. Meanwhile, both the indicators look weak.
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) 12,969.65 DOWN UP 12,939.80 12,850.00 13,019.55 13,100.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,365.69 DOWN UP 4,341.10 4,301.89 4,400.00 4,444.86
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 55.00 DOWN UP 52.30 51.80 57.30 59.90
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 65.90 DOWN DOWN 65.75 64.92 67.30 68.40
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 61.00 DOWN DOWN 61.00 59.90 62.00 63.00
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 98.00 DOWN UP 96.00 93.90 98.50 100.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 85.40 DOWN UP 83.00 80.70 86.10 87.80
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD)* 80.90 UP UP 80.50 79.00 81.40 83.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.10 DOWN FLAT 22.90 22.50 23.49 24.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 83.90 DOWN UP 83.00 81.70 85.00 87.80
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 181.50 DOWN UP 180.00 175.00 183.00 185.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 180.50 DOWN DOWN 180.00 178.30 181.40 182.50
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)* 186.80 DOWN UP 185.00 182.00 188.00 190.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 90.00 DOWN DOWN 90.00 86.60 91.40 93.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 62.30 DOWN DOWN 61.30 59.70 62.40 64.70
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 42.00 UP UP 41.40 41.00 43.00 44.50
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 25.95 DOWN UP 25.50 25.29 26.00 26.45
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)* 148.50 DOWN UP 147.40 145.00 149.00 151.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 19.87 FLAT UP 19.29 18.75 20.00 20.79
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.60 DOWN UP 23.40 22.45 23.90 24.20
Milaha (QNNS QD) 91.40 DOWN DOWN 91.20 90.20 93.10 95.10