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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index continued its southward journey for the third straight
session and shed around 76 points (-0.58%) to close below the
12,900.0 mark. The index witnessed a gap-down opening, but
recovered from its intraday low of 12,803.38. However, traders may
need to keep a close watch on the 55-day moving average, as any
dip below this level may pull the index further down. Conversely, the
bias may turn positive if the index moves above the 12,940.0 level.
United Development Co.: Short-Term – Upmove
UDCD advanced 1.61% and moved closer to its key resistance of
QR28.55. Moreover, the stock developed a bullish harami candlestick
pattern, which usually indicates an upmove. We believe if the stock
manages to move above QR28.55, it may spark additional buying
interest and push the stock further up to test QR29.0. However, any
failure to move above QR28.55 may result in consolidation.
Meanwhile, both the indicators are providing bullish signals.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index continued its decline for the third consecutive day
and fell by -0.47% to settle below the 4,300.0 level. The index made a
weak start to the session, however buyers stepped in and helped trim
majority of its losses. Meanwhile, the index is trading close to the 55-
day moving average. Any retreat below this level may further drag the
index to test 4,250.0. On the flip side, the index needs to close above
4,300.0 in order to keep its upward hopes alive.
Milaha: Short-Term – Pullback
QNNS continued on its declining mode and penetrated below the
supports of QR91.30 and QR90.20 in a single swoop. Moreover, the
stock has been experiencing selling pressure since topping its current
rally around QR100.0. Meanwhile, the stock developed a bearish
Marubozu candle pattern, indicating a likely continuation of this
pullback. We believe the stock may drift down further and test
QR88.80. However, a move above QR90.20 may halt its pullback.
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Bounce Back
QIBK gained 2.62% and cleared the important resistance of the
ascending triangle at QR104.50 after moving sideways over the past
few days. Moreover, the stock developed a bullish engulfing candle
pattern, which indicates a likely higher move. Further, the RSI in the
buy zone supports this positive sentiment. Thus, traders could
consider buying the stock at the current level and on declines up to
QR105.0 for a target of QR107.0 with a stop loss of QR104.50.
Medicare Group: Short-Term – Upmove
MCGS cleared the resistance of QR101.30 and made further
headway. Moreover, the stock developed a bullish Marubozu candle
pattern, indicating a likely continuation of this upmove. We believe the
stock may rally further to test QR104.50 followed by QR105.90.
Meanwhile, the RSI is moving strongly in the overbought territory,
while the MACD is diverging up and away from the signal line. On the
other hand, a dip below QR103.0 may drag the stock.
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) 12,877.31 UP FLAT 12,850.00 12,768.70 12,939.80 13,000.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,295.02 UP FLAT 4,247.34 4,200.00 4,301.89 4,341.10
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 53.20 UP DOWN 52.50 51.80 54.00 55.80
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 68.00 UP UP 67.30 66.50 68.30 69.50
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 56.30 DOWN DOWN 55.50 54.40 56.50 57.40
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)* 105.70 UP UP 104.50 102.00 107.00 109.50
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 83.40 DOWN DOWN 81.50 80.70 83.50 85.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 90.00 UP UP 88.90 87.30 91.00 92.40
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 22.50 UP FLAT 22.35 21.87 22.60 23.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD)* 104.00 UP UP 103.00 101.50 104.50 105.90
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 181.70 UP UP 179.00 175.00 183.00 185.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 173.40 DOWN DOWN 172.30 171.00 175.50 178.30
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 182.70 DOWN DOWN 182.00 180.00 184.00 186.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 114.00 UP UP 111.90 109.00 116.00 119.50
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 51.20 DOWN DOWN 51.00 49.75 52.40 54.00
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 37.70 DOWN DOWN 37.40 36.80 38.50 39.20
United Development Co. (UDCD QD)* 28.40 UP UP 27.20 26.45 28.55 29.00
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 128.00 DOWN DOWN 126.00 123.70 129.70 132.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 19.10 UP FLAT 18.75 17.99 19.29 20.00
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.80 UP FLAT 23.60 23.00 24.12 24.50
Milaha (QNNS QD)* 89.70 DOWN DOWN 88.80 87.30 90.20 91.30