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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index snapped its four-day losing streak and moved higher
around 71 points (0.62%) as the bulls were back in action. The index
not only breached the important resistance of 11,338.41 convincingly,
but also surpassed the 11,400.0 psychological level in a single
swoop. However, the index needs to cling onto this level in order to
advance toward the 11,450.0-11,480.0 levels, or else it may witness
a pullback. Meanwhile, the RSI is showing strength and is moving up.
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Upmove
QIBK surpassed the resistances of QR72.80 and the descending
trendline in a single trading session, which had restricted its bullish
run in the past. Notably, volumes were also large on the upmove.
Meanwhile, the stock is currently at the threshold of its immediate
resistance at QR74.10. A move above this level may push the stock
toward QR75.0, whereas any failure may pull it to test the support of
the trendline. Meanwhile, the RSI has shown a bullish divergence.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QERI Index continued its rally for the third consecutive day and
tagged a new all-time high, surpassing its previous best of 3,464.89.
Moreover, the index has been in upmove mode over the past few
days and is relentlessly tagging new highs. We believe based on the
current price action, the index is poised to tag new highs. However,
traders may need to keep a close watch on the 3,458.81 level for any
reversal signs as a retreat below this level may test 3,432.56.
Vodafone Qatar: Short-Term – Upmove
VFQS respected the support of QR12.09 and moved higher clearing
the resistance of the 21-day moving average. We believe the current
higher push has enough steam to test and clear the immediate
resistance of QR12.25, targeting the QR12.40 level. However, any
dip below the 21-day moving average may drag the stock to retest the
QR12.09 level. Meanwhile, the RSI has rejected the mid-line and is
moving up toward the overbought territory in a bullish manner.
Industries Qatar: Short-Term – Upmove
IQCD continued to move higher yesterday after witnessing a rebound
from the QR175.0 level. We believe the stock may continue moving
higher as long as it clings onto the support of QR175.0. Meanwhile,
the stock faces its immediate resistance of QR178.30. A move above
this level may confirm this bullish move and spark additional buying
interest, which may push the stock to test the QR180.0 level. The
stock has support for a higher move from the RSI which is moving up.
Doha Bank: Short-Term – Downmove
DHBK continued to weaken further yesterday. The stock momentarily
moved above the QR57.40 level, but later caved under selling
pressure. With both the momentum indicators in downtrend mode,
DHBK’s preferred direction seems to be on the downside. We believe
the stock may continue its decline toward QR56.20. Any sustained
weakness below this level may pull the stock further down. However,
a close above QR57.40 may provide some relief.
Saugata Sarkar Ahmed M. Shehada 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) 11,401.65 DOWN UP 11,338.41 11,300.00 11,484.45 11,520.55
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 3,471.96 UP UP 3,458.51 3,432.26 3,482.00 3,500.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 37.90 DOWN UP 36.55 35.10 39.10 40.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 62.90 DOWN UP 61.50 60.00 64.00 65.20
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 56.80 DOWN DOWN 56.20 55.20 58.20 60.00
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)* 73.90 DOWN DOWN 70.50 69.50 75.00 76.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 71.20 DOWN UP 70.30 69.40 71.50 72.80
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 63.50 DOWN UP 60.96 58.20 64.00 66.90
National Leasing Holding Co. (NLCS QD) 28.50 DOWN DOWN 28.00 27.52 29.15 29.95
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Widam Food Co. (WDAM QD) 42.65 DOWN DOWN 41.90 39.50 44.50 45.90
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS) 163.00 UP UP 159.00 154.90 164.00 165.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)* 177.30 DOWN DOWN 175.00 173.00 178.30 180.00
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 170.30 FLAT UP 168.00 165.36 170.91 174.36
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 78.80 UP UP 75.20 73.44 80.00 81.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 52.50 UP DOWN 52.40 49.75 54.00 56.20
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 35.95 UP UP 34.80 34.20 36.30 37.00
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 21.83 DOWN DOWN 21.70 21.50 22.00 22.20
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 139.00 DOWN DOWN 138.50 136.00 139.90 141.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD)* 12.22 UP UP 12.09 11.90 12.25 12.40
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 21.11 DOWN UP 20.90 20.50 21.83 22.19
Milaha (QNNS QD) 93.10 DOWN UP 91.30 90.00 95.10 96.50