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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Down
The QE Index opened strong on Thursday, but fell sharply in the
second half of the day to close at 12,453.76, down 1.09%. The index
closed near the lowest point of the day, indicating further weakness.
Both technical indicators are in line with this view. However, the index
held on to its support level of 12,450, below which, the next strong
support is not seen before 12,250. On the flip side, investors should
turn cautious if the index moves above the 12,600 resistance level.
Qatar Insurance: Short-Term – Upmove
QATI jumped 4.03% on Thursday to close at QR80.0. The stock
formed a bullish Marubozu pattern, suggesting further strength in the
stock. The stock will witness resistance at the QR81.40 level (the high
level touched in May). The MACD has crossed over the signal line
into the positive side, which is a bullish signal, while the RSI is also
trending higher. On the downside, investors should turn cautious if the
stock moves below its 55-day moving average (currently at QR76.45).
Qatar Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI index also closed near its intra-day low on Thursday,
suggesting that the index may fall further from its current levels. The
QERI index has a support at 4,148, whereas the next support is seen
at 4,100 level. Both the RSI and the MACD are trending lower,
indicating weakness in the QERI Index. On the upside, a close above
the resistance level of 4,250 would indicate strength, and may point
toward a reversal from the current short-term downtrend.
Qatar International Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Downmove
QIIK slipped further on Thursday, after it formed a bearish engulfing
pattern on Wednesday. However, the stock held onto its support level
of QR78.9, and recovered from the day’s lows to close at QR80.0.
The stock continues to look weak with both the RSI and the MACD
trending lower. The 21-day moving average is also about to cross
below the 55-day moving average, which is a negative sign. A move
below the support level of QR78.90 can take the stock to QR75.50.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Downtrend
MARK broke its support level of QR51.80 on Thursday, and fell
1.92% to close at QR51.20. The stock is just above its 55-day moving
average (currently at QR51.05). If the stock slips below this, it can fall
toward QR49.75 and then QR48.50. The MACD is diverging from the
signal line on the downside, while the RSI is also trending lower,
indicating weakness in the stock. However, investors should turn
cautious if the stock moves back above the QR51.80 level.
Doha Bank: Short-Term – Downmove
DHBK formed a bearish engulfing pattern on Thursday, creating a
long red candlestick on the charts, and closing at QR58.50, near the
day’s low. Both the MACD and the RSI are moving lower, indicating
continued weakness in the stock. The first support level for the stock
is at QR57.90, and then at QR57.50. On the upside, the stock will
need to close above the QR61.0 level to indicate a reversal in its
current short-term downtrend.
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) 12,453.76 DOWN DOWN 12,513.65 12,465.50 12,678.84 12,768.18
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,170.72 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)* 51.20 DOWN UP 49.75 48.50 52.30 55.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 65.50 DOWN DOWN 64.15 63.60 65.75 66.30
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 58.50 DOWN DOWN 57.40 56.50 61.0 62.50
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 91.60 DOWN UP 91.50 90.00 93.90 96.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD)* 80.00 DOWN DOWN 78.90 78.30 80.70 83.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD)* 80.00 DOWN UP 76.00 74.10 81.40 85.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 21.60 FLAT DOWN 21.49 21.00 22.01 22.50
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 83.80 DOWN DOWN 83.00 81.70 85.00 87.80
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 168.90 DOWN DOWN 164.00 159.00 171.00 175.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 177.20 DOWN DOWN 175.50 172.60 180.00 181.40
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 183.50 FLAT DOWN 182.00 180.00 188.00 192.0
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 94.10 FLAT FLAT 90.00 86.60 95.00 98.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 61.00 DOWN DOWN 59.70 57.80 61.30 62.40
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 38.70 DOWN UP 38.40 37.40 39.20 39.70
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 24.79 DOWN DOWN 24.50 24.00 25.30 25.65
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 130.00 DOWN DOWN 130.0 125.10 137.50 139.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 19.60 DOWN UP 19.29 18.75 20.00 20.79
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.00 DOWN DOWN 23.00 22.45 23.40 23.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 91.10 DOWN DOWN 90.00 88.70 91.30 93.00