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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QE Index extended its gains for the third straight session and
rose around 73 points (0.56%). The index witnessed a strong
opening and momentarily pushed it near the 13,300.0 level; however,
it later trimmed its gains to close at 13,173.34. We believe if the index
manages to sustain above its resistance near 13,196.0, it could set
the stage for a further higher move. However, any failure to move
above 13,196.0 may result in a range-bound movement.
Doha Bank: Short-Term – Upmove
DHBK jumped 4.24% and surpassed the resistances of QR60.0 and
the 55-day moving average in a single swoop. Notably, volumes were
also high on the rise indicating rising optimism among traders. We
believe this strong breach of resistances has bullish implications and
provides an upside target of QR62.0, followed by QR63.30. However,
a dip below the 55-day moving average may result in a pullback.
Meanwhile, both the indicators are pointing higher.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QERI Index continued its northward journey for the third
consecutive day and gained 0.61% to close near the 4,400.0 level.
The index has been in upmove mode and is registering strong gains
over the past few days. We believe the bulls may continue to
dominate the bears and the index may head toward 4,445.0.
Meanwhile, both the indicators are looking strong supporting this
bullish sentiment. Conversely, 4,350.0 may act as a strong support.
Vodafone Qatar: Short-Term – Upmove
VFQS gained 3.45% and cleared the important resistance of QR20.0
after feigning a failure in the past few attempts. We believe based on
the recent price swing and spike in volumes the stock may continue
its rally and test the QR20.78 level. Moreover, the RSI is in the buy
zone, while the MACD is diverging away from the signal line in a
bullish manner indicating a likely higher move. However, a decline
below QR20.0 on a closing basis may halt VFQS’ upmove.
Industries Qatar: Short-Term – Pullback
IQCD failed to make any further headway above QR180.0 and
retreated yesterday. Moreover, the stock dipped below the support of
QR178.30 on the back of large volumes, which is a negative sign.
Further, the RSI is showing signs of weakness indicating a likely
correction. Thus, traders could consider selling the stock at the
current level for a target of QR175.50, which is also in proximity to the
21-day moving average.
Nakilat: Short-Term – Upmove
QGTS witnessed a gap-up opening and cleared the resistances of the
55-day moving average and QR23.60 in a single trading session.
Moreover, the stock has been in upmove mode and is showing
strength over the past few days. We believe the stock may continue
its positive momentum and proceed toward QR24.12. Further, both
the momentum indicators are growing in a bullish manner indicating a
likely advance. However, a dip below QR23.60 may be bearish.
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) 13,173.34 UP UP 13,079.52 12,939.80 13,195.88 13,320.89
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,399.71 UP UP 4,350.00 4,311.42 4,444.86 4,528.58
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 55.10 UP UP 54.00 52.60 55.20 57.30
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 69.00 UP UP 68.30 67.30 69.50 70.00
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 61.40 UP UP 60.00 59.00 62.00 63.30
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 107.20 UP UP 106.00 104.50 109.50 111.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 86.90 UP UP 86.10 85.00 88.00 88.50
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 91.50 UP UP 90.90 88.90 91.50 92.40
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 22.35 UP FLAT 22.00 21.87 22.35 22.60
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 92.10 UP UP 90.50 89.80 92.10 92.50
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 183.70 UP UP 181.60 177.50 185.00 186.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)* 178.00 UP DOWN 175.50 171.00 180.00 181.40
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 189.00 UP UP 188.00 186.28 191.50 193.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 108.50 UP UP 104.50 103.50 111.90 113.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 55.40 DOWN DOWN 54.40 54.00 56.10 57.00
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 43.10 UP UP 42.50 41.80 43.20 43.80
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 25.55 UP FLAT 25.30 24.75 26.00 26.45
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 136.40 UP DOWN 136.00 133.90 138.00 140.50
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD)* 20.10 UP UP 20.00 19.30 20.78 21.99
Nakilat (QGTS QD)* 23.95 UP UP 23.60 23.00 24.12 24.45
Milaha (QNNS QD) 97.90 UP UP 96.50 95.10 98.50 100.00