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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QE Index snapped its six day losing streak and rallied
aggressively, gaining around 329 points (2.59%) on the back of large
volumes. The index witnessed an impressive run as it rebounded by
breaching its resistances near 12,770.0 and 12,940.0, as well as the
21-day moving average to close at its day’s high of 13,008.16. We
believe, based on the recent price swing, the index may further
continue its rally toward the 13,080.0-13,100.0 levels.
Industries Qatar: Short-Term – Rebound
IQCD halted its decline on Wednesday and bounced back on
Thursday, surpassing its resistances of QR180.0 and QR181.40,
which is a positive sign. We believe the current higher push has
enough steam to surpass its immediate resistance of QR183.0, which
is also in proximity to the 55-day moving average targeting the 21-day
moving average. However, any failure to clear QR183.0 may result in
consolidation. Meanwhile, the RSI has shown a bullish divergence.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QERI Index halted its four days of losses and rebounded, surging
around 2.07% to settle above the 4,300.0 level. The index made a
gap-up opening and subsequently witnessed strong gains as it
cleared the resistances of 4,247.34, the 21-day moving average and
4,301.89 in a single trading session, thus keeping its uptrend intact.
We believe the index has strong momentum going and may proceed
toward the 4,340.0 level.
Ooredoo: Short-Term – Rebound
ORDS witnessed a gap-up opening and bounced back, breaching its
resistances of both the 21-day and 55-day moving averages and
QR147.80 after consolidating below it over the past few days.
Moreover, the stock developed a bullish Marubozu candle pattern,
indicating a likely continuation of this rebound. The recent spike in
volumes and bullish RSI divergence are hinting that the stock may
continue to move ahead and test QR149.0, followed by QR151.0.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Uptrend
MARK cleared its resistances of QR51.0 and QR51.80 in a single
swoop and tagged a new all-time high on the back of large volumes.
Moreover, with the RSI moving strongly into the overbought territory
and the MACD about to cross the signal line in a bullish manner,
MARK’s preferred direction seems to be on the upside. We believe
the stock may continue its rally and record new highs. However,
traders may have to keep a close watch at QR51.80 for any reversal.
United Development Co.: Short-Term – Upmove
UDCD eventually penetrated above the important resistance of
QR26.0 after struggling to move above it over the past few days. We
believe if the stock manages to cling onto QR26.0 on a closing basis,
it may rally further toward QR26.45. However, a dip below QR26.0
may result in a pullback, forcing the stock to test its 21-day moving
average. Meanwhile, the RSI has enough room before becoming
overbought, while the MACD is showing signs of recovery.
Saugata Sarkar 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) 13,008.16 UP UP 12,939.80 12,900.00 13,079.52 13,195.88
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,316.48 UP UP 4,301.89 4,247.34 4,341.10 4,370.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 52.10 UP UP 51.80 51.00 53.00 54.50
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 67.50 DOWN UP 66.30 65.75 67.80 68.40
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 64.00 DOWN UP 63.30 62.00 64.60 65.70
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 95.00 UP UP 93.90 92.00 96.00 97.25
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 86.60 UP UP 86.10 83.00 87.80 89.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 76.00 FLAT UP 74.80 72.50 76.00 77.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.39 UP UP 23.23 22.90 23.49 24.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 87.70 FLAT UP 87.00 86.25 87.80 90.50
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 184.70 FLAT UP 183.00 182.00 185.00 187.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)* 183.00 DOWN FLAT 181.40 180.00 183.00 186.40
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 183.40 DOWN UP 182.00 180.00 185.00 188.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 96.00 UP UP 95.00 93.00 97.00 100.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 65.80 DOWN UP 64.80 62.40 66.50 68.40
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 39.20 UP UP 38.40 37.40 39.20 40.35
United Development Co. (UDCD QD)* 26.15 UP UP 26.00 25.29 26.45 27.10
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)* 148.50 UP UP 147.80 145.00 149.00 151.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 18.35 UP UP 17.99 17.30 18.49 18.75
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.51 DOWN UP 23.40 22.45 23.90 24.20
Milaha (QNNS QD) 94.20 DOWN DOWN 92.90 91.30 95.10 96.50