TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Upmove
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Breakout
The QE Index continued its upward momentum tagging another new
52-week high to close at 10,922.36. The index respected the support
near the ascending trendline and rallied around 49 points (0.45%) as
bulls continued their domination over the bears. We believe the index
has been relentlessly tagging new 52-week highs over the past few
days and may continue its uptrend toward the 10,950.0-11,000.0
levels. Meanwhile, both the indicators support an upmove.
The QERI Index gained around 0.66% and cleared the resistance of
3,199.21, tagging a new all-time high. Moreover, the index developed
a bullish Marubozu candle pattern indicating a likely advance from the
current level. The index has been gaining strength over the past few
days and may continue its rally tagging new highs. Meanwhile, the
RSI and the MACD lines are moving higher indicating an upward
bias. However, a dip below 3,199.21 may result in consolidation.
QIBK breached the resistances of QR75.0 and QR75.70 in a single
swoop, on the back of large volumes which is a positive sign. We
believe this strong breach of resistances has bullish implications and
provides an upside target of the QR77.0-77.50 levels. Meanwhile, the
RSI is moving strongly in the overbought territory, while the MACD is
widening away from the signal line and is rising further up, thus
supporting our positive technical outlook.
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co.: Short-Term – Breakout
Vodafone Qatar: Short-Term – Breakout
Qatar International Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Upswing
MERS penetrated above the resistance of QR142.70 and rallied
around 2.46% yesterday. We believe the stock is aggressively
moving up over the past few days since clearing both the moving
averages and is showing strength to proceed toward QR148.0.
However, a dip below QR145.0 on a closing basis may halt its
upmove. Meanwhile, the RSI and the MACD lines are pointing higher
indicating the possibility of a further rally.
VFQS surpassed the resistance of the 21-day moving average
(currently at QR11.16) after consolidating below it over the past few
days. Notably, volumes were also large on the breakout indicating
rising buying interest. We believe based on the current higher push
the stock may test QR11.44. If the stock manages to move above this
level, it may spark additional buying interest to test QR11.60.
Meanwhile, the RSI has shown a bullish divergence.
QIIK continued its upmove and tagged another new 52-week high.
The stock has been in uptrend mode and is poised to tag new 52week highs. Moreover, the stock has support for a further higher
move from the RSI, which is moving strongly in the overbought
territory, and the MACD which is diverging away from the signal line in
a bullish manner with no immediate trend reversal signs. However,
traders may keep a close watch on QR68.0 for any reversal signs.
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Qatar Exchange Index (QE Index)
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index)
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD)
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)*
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD)*
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD)
National Leasing Holding Co. (NLCS QD)
Widam Food Co. (WDAM QD)
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS)*
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)
Gulf International Services (GISS QD)
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD)
United Development Co. (UDCD QD)
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD)*
Nakilat (QGTS QD)
Milaha (QNNS QD)
Banks and Financial Services
Consumer Goods and Services
*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
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.
Simple Moving Average (SMA): A SMA is the average of the closing price of a security for a given period.
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.
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.
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