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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QE index moved 200 points (1.59%) higher on Thursday to
reach at 12,919.6. The index capitalized on its earlier gains and
surged past the resistance of 55-day moving average (12,802.4).
However, the index faces an immediate resistance at the 12,939.8
level. We believe a close above this level will set the stage for the
index to advance toward the 13,000.0 level. Meanwhile, the
12,768.17 level acts as an immediate support for the index.
Qatar International Islamic: Short-Term – Upmove
QIIK continued to move upward for the fifth consecutive trading day
and closed 2.2% higher at QR86.9. The RSI continues to trend higher
and is close to the overbought zone, while the MACD has given a
positive crossover. Hence, investors can expect the stock to continue
its strong upward movement toward the QR88.0 level. However, they
should exercise caution if QIIK falls below its support level of QR86.1.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QERI index continued its upmove for the third straight session
and surged 1.86% to close at 4,327.28. The index has managed to
move ahead of its 55-day moving average accompanied by increased
volumes. Momentum indicators are also moving up, complementing
the bullish move. The immediate resistance for the index is at 4,341
and a close above this may see the index move to test 4,400.00 level.
Meanwhile, the first support for the index is at 4,311.
Al Khalij Commercial Bank: Short-Term – Pull back
KCBK has been unable to break above the resistance provided by
the 55-day moving average (currently at QR22.55), after testing it for
the last three consecutive days. The RSI has turned flat around the
56 level mark, while the MACD is trending higher. KCBK is likely to
pullback toward its support level of QR21.87. However, investors
should exercise caution if the stock breaks its resistance of QR22.55
on a closing basis.
Vodafone Qatar: Short-Term – Upmove
VFQS opened below its previous close on Thursday, but soon after
the bulls took charge, and it broke its resistance at QR18.75 level as
well as the 22-day moving average. The stock jumped 2.8% to close
at the resistance of QR19.30, forming a bullish Marubozu candlestick.
Investors can expect the stock to move toward QR20.0 once it
crosses QR19.3. On the downside, QR18.75 acts as its immediate
support. Meanwhile, both the momentum indicators are bullish.
Qatari Investors Group: Short-Term – Pull Back
After testing its strong resistance level of QR57.0 for the past six
trading sessions, QIGD has begun to pull back. Both the momentum
indicators are currently flat. The stock is likely to slip from here, with
support seen at QR52.1 level, below which the stock can fall toward
QR50.0. On the flip side, a close above the QR57.0 level would
suggest that QIGD is likely to move higher. The 21-day moving
average (QR56.90) is another resistance level for 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) 12,919.63 UP FLAT 12,768.17 12,678.84 12,939.80 13,079.52
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,327.28 UP FLAT 4,311.51 4,247.34 4,341.10 4,444.86
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 55.10 UP UP 54.00 52.60 57.30 59.90
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 68.40 UP FLAT 68.30 67.30 69.50 70.00
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 58.00 DOWN DOWN 57.40 56.50 58.10 59.00
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 101.00 UP UP 98.40 96.00 102.36 104.42
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD)* 86.90 UP UP 86.10 85.00 88.00 88.50
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 84.50 UP UP 83.90 82.50 85.50 86.50
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD)* 22.50 UP UP 22.35 21.87 22.60 22.99
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 87.40 UP UP 86.00 83.40 87.80 89.80
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 175.50 UP DOWN 173.89 164.00 179.00 180.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 179.80 UP DOWN 178.30 174.90 180.10 182.50
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 186.00 UP DOWN 185.20 182.00 186.50 188.90
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 102.50 UP UP 101.50 100.00 103.50 104.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 56.00 DOWN DOWN 52.10 50.00 57.00 60.60
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 41.50 UP UP 41.00 40.10 42.00 44.50
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 25.40 UP UP 25.30 24.75 26.00 26.25
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 135.50 UP DOWN 133.90 130.00 136.00 139.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD)* 19.30 UP UP 18.75 18.00 19.30 20.00
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 22.30 DOWN DOWN 22.19 21.80 22.45 23.00
Milaha (QNNS QD) 97.70 UP UP 96.50 95.10 98.00 99.00