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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QE Index continued its exceptional run and gained around 43
points (0.32%) for the third straight session to close at a fresh record
high. The index remained volatile throughout the day touching an
intraday low of 13,209.20 and simultaneously reached an intraday
high of 13,447.17. We believe the index may continue to tag new
highs until it trades above 13,350.0. Any retreat below 13,350.0 may
result in consolidation. Meanwhile, both indicators look strong.
Qatar Electricity & Water Co.: Short-Term – Upmove
QEWS surpassed its resistance of QR190.0 and made further
headway. Notably, volumes were also large reflecting optimism
among traders. We believe the stock may further continue its rally and
advance toward QR192.0. Meanwhile, the RSI is stalling while the
MACD is about to cross the signal line and enter the bullish territory
indicating the possibility of a further rise. However, any pullback below
QR190.0 may drag the stock back into the congestion zone.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index extended its rally and moved higher around 0.07%,
hitting a fresh new all-time high; however, it trimmed its gains after
making an intraday high of 4,468.06. Meanwhile, the index
momentarily dipped below 4,400.0, but recouped its losses staging a
smart recovery. We believe the index has been in uptrend mode and
may continue to record new highs. However, a decline below 4,445.0
may pull the index back to test the 4,400.0 level.
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Upmove
QIBK continued its rally and gained 1% after testing its support at
QR96.0 yesterday. The stock is trading well above its strong support
of QR99.50 on the daily charts indicating the continuation of the
positive momentum. We believe the stock may further advance and
test QR102.0. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving strongly in the
overbought territory, while the MACD is diverging away from the
signal line on the upside signifying upside potential in the stock.
Doha Bank: Short-Term – Upmove
DHBK cleared the resistance of QR64.80 on the back of large
volumes. Moreover, the stock has been gaining strength over the past
few days and is advancing. We believe if the stock manages to cling
onto QR64.80, which is also in proximity to the 21-day moving
average it may set the stage for a further higher move toward
QR65.70, followed by QR66.50. However, a dip below QR64.80 may
pull the stock. Meanwhile, the RSI is positively poised for an upmove.
Ooredoo: Short-Term – Upmove
ORDS penetrated above its resistances of QR149.0 and QR151.0 in
a single swoop with increased participation. We believe this strong
breach of resistances has bullish implications and provides an upside
target of QR153.50. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving up in a bullish
manner, while the MACD line is indicating that the upward momentum
may continue over the near-term. Traders could consider buying the
stock at the current level with a stop loss of the QR151.0 level.
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) 13,393.34 UP UP 13,350.54 13,300.00 13,450.00 13,600.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,448.03 UP UP 4,444.86 4,400.00 4,500.00 4,550.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 58.60 UP UP 58.00 57.30 59.00 60.00
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 68.80 UP UP 67.80 66.30 69.80 70.70
Doha Bank (DHBK QD)* 65.20 UP UP 64.80 64.00 65.70 66.50
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)* 101.10 UP UP 99.50 96.00 102.00 104.50
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 86.10 DOWN UP 86.10 83.00 87.80 89.00
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 75.50 DOWN UP 74.80 72.50 76.00 77.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.40 UP UP 23.23 22.90 23.49 24.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 86.00 DOWN UP 85.20 83.00 87.80 90.50
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 184.00 DOWN UP 183.00 182.00 187.00 189.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 191.00 UP UP 188.50 186.40 191.00 194.60
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)* 190.40 UP UP 190.00 188.00 192.00 196.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 94.40 UP UP 93.00 91.80 95.00 97.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 66.20 DOWN UP 64.80 62.40 68.40 70.00
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 40.50 UP UP 40.40 39.70 41.40 42.00
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 26.25 UP UP 26.00 25.29 26.45 27.10
Ooredoo (ORDS QD)* 152.00 UP UP 151.00 149.00 153.50 155.20
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 18.70 UP UP 18.49 17.99 18.75 19.29
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.48 DOWN UP 23.40 22.45 23.90 24.20
Milaha (QNNS QD) 94.80 DOWN DOWN 93.00 93.00 95.10 96.50