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16 January Daily technical trader

  1. 1. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral Qatar International Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Upswing The QE Index continued its relentless rally and gained around 25 points (0.22%), tagging another new 52-week high. The index respected the support of the ascending trendline and rebounded around 101 points from its day’s low of 10,974.71, as bulls continued their domination. We believe the index may continue its upward momentum and approach 11,100.0, as it has strong support from both the momentum indicators, which are in uptrend mode. The QERI Index rebounded and gained around 0.34% to close the session at 3,229.56. The index, which witnessed profit-booking on Tuesday, continued its upmove and advanced near the ascending trendline. We believe the index may continue to proceed ahead toward the ascending trendline near 3,250.0 until it clings on to its support near 3,200.0. Meanwhile, the RSI is stalling, while the MACD is moving higher from the signal line. QIIK after consolidating just for a single day on Tuesday continued its strong rally tagging a new 52-week high. We believe the stock has been in uptrend mode and may continue to tag a new 52-week high. Moreover, the RSI is trending strongly in the overbought territory, while the MACD is widening further away from the signal line in a bullish manner. However, traders may need to keep a close watch on QR69.40 for any reversal signs. Nakilat: Short-Term – Breakout Industries Qatar: Short-Term – Upswing Gulf International Services: Short-Term – Upswing QGTS cleared the resistance of QR21.07 for the first time since November. Moreover, the RSI is growing stronger, while the MACD is diverging in the bullish territory indicating a likely higher move. We believe the stock is in upmove mode since clearing the 21-day moving average and may now march toward the QR21.32 level. A breach above this level may spark additional buying interest toward QR21.44. However, a dip below QR21.07 may result in consolidation. IQCD continued its upmove and surpassed the long-term ascending trendline tagging another new 52-week high suggesting continuation of this upmove. We believe the stock has been trending strongly and gaining strength since clearing the 21-day moving average and may continue to tag new 52-week highs. Moreover, the RSI and the MACD lines are providing bullish signals indicating that the stock has enough steam to accelerate further. GISS continued its bullish momentum tagging another new all-time high. Moreover, the bullishness in the RSI is intact, while the MACD is diverging away from the signal line and is rising up indicating that the stock is poised to tag new highs. We believe the stock may continue to advance and tag new highs until it trades above the support of the ascending trendline. However, a dip below QR71.30 may result in bearish implications. Page 1 of 2
  2. 2. Name (Ticker) Last Close Trend Short Term Support Long Term First Resistance Second First Second Qatar Exchange Index (QE Index) 11,075.98 UP UP 11,000.00 10,950.00 11,100.00 11,170.00 Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 3,229.56 UP UP 3,199.21 3,151.22 3,250.00 3,300.00 Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 34.80 UP UP 34.15 33.50 35.00 36.00 Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 74.40 UP UP 73.30 72.80 74.50 75.00 Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 63.60 UP UP 63.30 62.00 63.90 64.50 Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 73.70 UP UP 73.00 72.30 75.00 75.70 Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD)* 70.30 UP UP 69.40 69.00 71.20 72.00 Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 72.40 UP UP 71.00 70.00 72.50 73.15 National Leasing Holding Co. (NLCS QD) 30.80 UP FLAT 30.60 30.00 31.45 31.80 Widam Food Co. (WDAM QD) 53.10 DOWN UP 53.00 51.90 54.00 54.70 Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS) 142.30 UP UP 140.50 139.50 142.70 144.00 Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)* 179.50 UP UP 178.90 177.00 180.00 181.50 Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 182.00 UP UP 181.60 180.00 184.00 185.00 Gulf International Services (GISS QD)* 71.80 UP UP 70.00 69.00 72.00 73.15 Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 49.95 UP UP 49.50 47.70 52.40 56.20 Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 31.45 UP UP 30.85 30.50 31.60 32.00 United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 23.25 UP UP 22.85 22.50 23.35 23.50 Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 143.40 UP UP 143.00 141.50 145.00 145.90 Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 11.29 UP UP 11.19 11.00 11.44 11.60 Nakilat (QGTS QD)* 21.15 UP UP 21.07 20.60 21.32 21.44 Milaha (QNNS QD) 91.60 UP UP 91.30 90.00 93.00 94.00 Banks and Financial Services Banks and Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G Industrials Industrials Real Estate Real Estate Telecom Telecom Transportation Transportat *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 long-term trends. 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. Definitions: 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. Contacts Saugata Sarkar Ahmed M. Shehada Keith Whitney Sahbi Kasraoui QNB Financial Services SPC Head of Research Tel: (+974) 4476 6534 saugata.sarkar@qnbfs.com.qa Head of Trading Tel: (+974) 4476 6535 ahmed.shehada@qnbfs.com.qa Head of Sales Tel: (+974) 4476 6533 keith.whitney@qnbfs.com.qa Manager - HNWI Tel: (+974) 4476 6544 sahbi.alkasraoui@qnbfs.com.qa Contact Center: (+974) 4476 6666 PO Box 24025 Doha, Qatar DISCLAIMER: This publication has been prepared by QNB Financial Services SPC (“QNBFS”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatar National Bank (“QNB”). QNBFS is regulated by the Qatar Financial Markets Authority and the Qatar Exchange; QNB is regulated by the Qatar Central Bank. This publication expresses the views and opinions of QNBFS at a given time only. It is not an offer, promotion or recommendation to buy or sell securities or other investments, nor is it intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting, or financial advice. We therefore strongly advise potential investors to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision. Although the information in this report has been obtained from sources that QNBFS believes to be reliable, we have not independently verified such information and it may not be accurate or complete. While this publication has been prepared with the utmost degree of care by our analysts, QNBFS does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy and completeness of the information it may contain, and declines any liability in that respect. QNBFS reserves the right to amend the views and opinions expressed in this publication at any time. It may also express viewpoints or make investment decisions that differ significantly from, or even contradict, the views and opinions included in this report. COPYRIGHT: No part of this document may be reproduced without the explicit written permission of QNBFS. Page 2 of 2