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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QE Index rebounded and gained around 178 points (1.46%) to
close at 12,321.89. The index breached the 12,200.0 as well as the
12,300.0 psychological levels in a single swoop and witnessed a
stunning rally as the bulls were back in action. We believe this strong
advance has bullish implications and the index may extend this rally
toward 12,375.03. However, traders may need to keep a close watch
on 12,300.0 as any retreat below this level may result in a pullback.
Al Khalij Commercial Bank: Short-Term – Bounce Back
KCBK rebounded and breached its important resistances of QR22.49
and QR22.90 in a single swoop, tagging a 52-week high after
consolidating below it over the past few days. The recent price action
and spike in volumes indicate that the stock may continue to advance
further and test QR23.50, followed by QR24.40. However, a dip
below QR22.90 may pull the stock back into the congestion zone.
Meanwhile, the RSI and the MACD lines are providing bullish signals.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QERI Index rebounded and moved higher gaining around 1.50%
to close the session at 3,965.16. The index reclaimed the 3,952.75
level after witnessing sustained selling over the past two days as the
bulls dominated the bears. We believe if the index stays above the
3,952.75 level on a closing basis, it may proceed toward 4,000.0. On
the other side, if the index penetrates below the 3,952.75 level it may
drift lower and test the 3,900.0 level.
Qatari Investors Group: Short-Term – Rebound
QIGD witnessed a gap-up opening and rebounded surpassing its
resistances of QR58.0 and QR61.30 in a single trading session.
Notably, volumes were also large on the breakout which is a positive
signal. We believe the current higher push has enough steam to
accelerate further and test QR64.70 as it has little resistance until
then. However, a retreat below QR61.30 may pull the stock down.
Meanwhile, the RSI has shown a bullish divergence.
Medicare Group: Short-Term – Upmove
MCGS cleared the resistance of QR79.0 on the back of large
volumes. Moreover, the stock developed a hammer candle pattern on
Monday and continued its upmove yesterday, confirming strength in
the stock. We believe the stock may continue to march toward
QR79.90. If the stock closes above this level another higher wave is
likely with an initial target of QR81.70. However, a dip below QR79.0
may result in a false breakout. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving up.
Milaha: Short-Term – Breakout
QNNS gained around 3.70% and cleared the resistances of QR95.10
and QR96.50 in a single swoop. Moreover, the stock developed a
long bullish Marubozu candle pattern indicating a likely continuation of
this upmove. The stock faces its immediate resistance at QR98.30.
Any move above this level may spark additional buying interest, which
may push the stock further higher to test QR100.10. Meanwhile, the
RSI has shown a bullish divergence, while the MACD is moving up.
Saugata Sarkar Keith Whitney Sahbi Kasraoui 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) 12,321.89 UP UP 12,300.00 12,216.75 12,375.03 12,450.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 3,965.16 UP UP 3,952.75 3,900.00 4,000.00 4,030.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 43.25 UP UP 42.45 42.00 43.50 45.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 67.30 UP UP 65.75 63.75 68.40 70.00
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 61.90 UP DOWN 59.23 58.20 63.30 64.50
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 78.00 UP UP 77.00 76.00 80.20 81.70
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 79.00 UP UP 79.72 77.30 81.50 83.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 74.00 UP UP 72.40 71.00 74.80 76.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD)* 23.00 UP UP 22.90 21.49 23.50 24.40
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD)* 79.30 UP UP 79.00 76.40 79.90 81.70
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 181.30 UP UP 175.00 164.00 182.00 185.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 183.00 UP DOWN 181.40 178.30 184.50 187.50
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 183.00 UP UP 180.00 178.20 185.00 190.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 91.50 UP UP 90.00 86.60 93.00 94.50
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 62.00 UP UP 61.30 58.00 64.70 66.50
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 36.75 UP UP 35.80 35.00 36.80 37.40
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 22.52 UP UP 22.00 21.69 22.66 23.00
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 147.00 UP UP 145.30 143.50 149.00 151.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 14.01 UP UP 13.72 12.99 14.23 14.50
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 21.80 UP UP 21.15 20.90 21.83 22.19
Milaha (QNNS QD)* 98.00 UP UP 96.50 95.10 98.30 100.10