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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index extended its losses for the third straight session and
shed around 42 points (-0.34%). However, the index witnessed a
stunning recovery and reversed after touching its intraday low of
12,366.29, developing a Doji formation indicating indecision.
Meanwhile, the index is currently trading close to its immediate
support of 12,500.0. We believe if the index manages to stay above
this level it may rebound, or else it may result in bearish implications.
Industries Qatar: Short-Term – Bounce Back
IQCD momentarily dipped below its support of QR178.30 yesterday,
but reversed by gaining 0.51% and developed a bullish piercing
candlestick pattern. This pattern usually indicates a bullish signal.
Moreover, the RSI is showing signs of a recovery, which is a positive
sign. Thus, traders could consider buying the stock at the current level
and on declines down to QR178.50 for a target of QR180.0, followed
by QR181.40 with a strict stop loss of QR178.30.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index continued to move south for the third consecutive
day and fell by -0.09%. Meanwhile, the index momentarily penetrated
below its key support of the 4,148.0 level, but later recouped majority
of its losses as buyers stepped in and quickly offset its weakness.
However, the index faces its immediate resistance of the 55-day
moving average, which it needs to clear for the bulls to be back in
action; until then the bears may continue to dominate.
Qatar Electricity & Water Co.: Short-Term – Pullback
QEWS drifted lower and further penetrated below its supports of the
55-day moving average and QR185.0 in a single swoop. Notably,
volumes were also large on the decline which is a negative sign.
Moreover, the RSI is moving down further from the mid-line, while the
MACD is growing more bearish with no immediate trend reversal
signs. Thus, traders could consider selling at the current level for a
target of QR182.0 with a stop loss of QR185.0.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Rebound
MARK found support at the 55-day moving average and bounced
back gaining by 1.16%. Moreover, the stock halted its decline and
moved higher with increased participation reflecting optimism among
traders. The stock is currently trading exactly on top of its resistance
of QR52.30. We believe if the stock manages to cling onto QR52.30
on a closing basis it may proceed ahead and test QR55.0. However,
any retreat below QR52.30 may drag the stock to test QR51.80.
Ooredoo: Short-Term – Downmove
ORDS continued its declining mode and breached its important
supports of QR141.80, QR139.0 and QR137.50 in a single trading
session caving under heavy selling pressure. Moreover, with both the
momentum indicators in downtrend mode, ORDS’ preferred direction
seems to be on the downside. Thus, we believe the stock may move
down further and test QR133.50. However, if the stock manages to
climb above QR137.50 it may halt its downmove.
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) 12,520.36 DOWN DOWN 12,513.65 12,465.50 12,678.84 12,768.18
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,191.46 DOWN DOWN 4,148.08 4,100.00 4,231.77 4,247.18
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 52.30 DOWN UP 51.80 49.75 52.30 55.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 64.70 DOWN DOWN 64.15 63.60 64.92 65.75
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 58.20 DOWN DOWN 57.40 56.50 59.00 60.10
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 93.30 DOWN UP 91.50 90.00 93.90 96.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 80.50 DOWN DOWN 78.90 78.30 80.70 83.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 77.00 DOWN UP 77.00 76.00 78.00 79.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 22.05 DOWN DOWN 21.90 21.49 22.50 22.90
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 83.80 DOWN DOWN 83.00 81.70 85.00 87.80
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 168.00 DOWN DOWN 164.00 159.00 171.00 175.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)* 179.00 DOWN DOWN 178.30 175.50 180.00 181.40
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)* 183.50 DOWN DOWN 182.00 180.00 185.00 188.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 90.80 DOWN FLAT 90.00 86.60 91.40 93.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 60.30 DOWN DOWN 59.70 57.80 61.30 62.40
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 39.00 DOWN UP 38.40 37.40 39.20 39.70
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 24.68 DOWN DOWN 24.50 24.00 24.75 25.30
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)* 136.00 DOWN DOWN 133.50 132.00 137.50 139.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 19.60 DOWN UP 19.29 18.75 20.00 20.79
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.02 DOWN DOWN 23.00 22.45 23.40 23.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 90.50 DOWN DOWN 90.00 88.70 91.30 93.00