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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index snapped its three-day winning streak and shed around
18 points (-0.13%) to close at 13,505.26. The index witnessed a gap-
up opening and momentarily moved above 13,600.0, but it failed to
hold onto its gains, as traders opted to book profits. Meanwhile, the
index has its immediate support near 13,450.0. Only a retreat below
this level may drag the index down, until then the upmove in the
index remains intact.
Qatari Investors Group: Short-Term – Upmove
QIGD jumped 4.10% and breached the important resistance of
QR60.60 on the back of large volumes. Moreover, the stock has been
in an upmove mode and is showing strength over the past few days.
We believe the current higher push has enough steam to test and
surpass QR61.30, targeting QR62.40. However, any decline below
QR60.60 may halt its upmove. Meanwhile, both the indicators are
providing bullish signals, indicating a possibility of a further rally.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index halted its gains and fell marginally by -0.02% to close
at 4,654.29. The index tagged a new all-time high of 4,685.20,
surpassing its previous best of 4,672.95, but retreated on the back of
profit-booking. On the downside, the index has support near 4,639.0.
The bulls need not worry until the index stays above this level and
may continue to move higher. However, any dip below 4,639.0 may
result in a pullback.
Commercial Bank of Qatar: Short-Term – Pullback
CBQK failed to make any further headway above QR69.0 and
declined on Thursday. Moreover, the stock breached both its
supports of the 21-day moving average and QR68.30 in a single
swoop, indicating weakness. We believe the stock may continue to
drift lower and test QR67.30 followed by the 55-day moving average.
However, a close above the 21-day moving average may attract
buyers. Meanwhile, the RSI is showing a negative slope.
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Bounce Back
QIBK gained 1.64% and did not weaken even after witnessing market
turbulence on Thursday. Moreover, the stock moved above QR111.0
after consolidating below it over the past few days, which is a positive
signal. We believe based on the recent price action and a spike in
volumes, the stock may continue to move up and test QR112.50.
However, any penetration below QR111.0 may drag the stock back
into the congestion zone. Meanwhile, the RSI line is moving up.
Nakilat: Short-Term – Pullback
QGTS has been struggling to close above the ascending triangle
resistance of QR25.30 over the past few days. Moreover, the stock
developed a bearish Marubozu candle pattern, indicating a likely
continuation of this pullback. Although the stock is trading close to its
ascending trendline support, we believe QGTS may not cling onto it,
and decline further to test QR24.45. Meanwhile, both the momentum
indicators suggest that the weakness may continue.
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) 13,505.26 UP UP 13,447.24 13,350.54 13,584.34 13,694.19
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,654.29 UP UP 4,638.81 4,600.00 4,672.95 4,700.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 55.50 UP UP 54.00 52.60 55.80 57.30
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD)* 67.60 DOWN UP 67.30 66.50 68.30 69.50
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 60.00 UP UP 60.00 58.00 61.00 62.00
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)* 111.60 UP UP 111.00 109.50 112.50 114.20
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 84.30 DOWN UP 83.50 82.80 85.00 86.10
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 95.00 UP UP 94.60 92.40 96.00 97.50
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 21.83 DOWN DOWN 21.80 21.49 22.00 22.35
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 124.30 UP UP 121.50 118.20 126.50 128.80
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 194.00 UP UP 192.00 190.00 194.80 198.80
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 182.50 UP UP 181.40 180.00 183.10 184.50
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 186.50 UP FLAT 186.00 184.00 188.00 190.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 119.50 UP UP 118.10 115.00 121.00 122.50
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 61.00 UP UP 60.60 57.70 61.30 62.40
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 42.00 UP UP 41.80 41.00 42.50 43.50
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 30.05 UP UP 29.90 29.30 30.61 31.93
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 128.70 DOWN DOWN 126.00 123.70 129.70 131.50
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 21.18 UP UP 20.78 20.00 21.99 22.30
Nakilat (QGTS QD)* 24.73 UP UP 24.45 24.12 25.30 25.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 96.50 UP UP 96.50 95.10 97.80 98.30