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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QE Index continued its upmove for the fifth successive session
and gained around 77 points (0.67%) to close above the 11,600.0
psychological level, which is a positive development. The index is
rapidly approaching toward its immediate resistance of 11,660.45.
Traders should keep a close watch on this level as a move above this
level may trigger additional buying interest, which may push the index
further higher to test the 11,700.0-11,730.0 levels.
Qatar Insurance: Short-Term – Upmove
QATI cleared the resistance of the 21-day moving average on
Sunday and continued to move higher yesterday on the back of large
volumes, which is a positive sign. Moreover, the RSI has rejected the
mid-line and is moving up in a bullish manner, while the MACD is
about to cross the signal line into the positive territory. We believe the
stock may march toward its next important resistance of QR65.68. A
retreat below the 21-day moving average may be a bearish sign.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Upmove
The QERI Index continued its bullish run and tagged another new all-
time high to close at 3,578.42. The index has been consistently
tagging new highs over the past few days and is showing no
immediate trend reversal signs. We believe the index is in strong
uptrend mode and may continue to move higher tagging new highs.
Meanwhile, both the momentum indicators suggest that the index has
enough steam to accelerate further.
Industries Qatar: Short-Term – Upmove
IQCD breached its resistance of the 21-day moving average and
made further headway yesterday. Moreover, the stock developed a
bullish Marubozu candle pattern indicating a continuation of this
upmove. We believe the current higher push has enough steam to
test its interim resistance of QR187.50. A move above this level may
result in a further advance and the stock may test QR190.0. Both the
indicators are providing bullish signals signifying strength.
Commercial Bank of Qatar: Short-Term – Upmove
CBQK continued its upmove and cleared the resistance of QR63.67
level. Moreover, the stock has been gaining strength and is in
upmove mode since clearing both its moving averages. There are
additional resistances at QR64.58 and QR65.60 and the former could
be tough to get through. The RSI is supporting this bullish sentiment
by moving up, while the MACD has crossed the signal line into the
positive territory. A dip below QR63.67 may result in a pullback.
Qatar Islamic Bank: Short-Term – Downmove
QIBK reversed after testing the 21-day moving average and declined
below the support of the descending triangle at QR74.10 on Sunday.
Further, the stock dipped below the 21-day moving average
yesterday on the back of large volumes, thus providing a confirmation
of this reversal. Moreover, with the RSI rejecting the mid-line and
heading lower, we believe the stock may drift down to test QR72.80.
A move above its 21-day moving average may provide some relief.
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) 11,639.79 UP UP 11,600.00 11,520.55 11,660.45 11,733.50
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 3,578.42 UP UP 3,560.04 3,533.01 3,590.13 3,630.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD) 39.70 UP UP 39.10 38.00 40.00 40.60
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD)* 64.00 UP UP 63.67 61.67 64.58 65.60
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 61.80 UP DOWN 60.00 58.50 63.30 64.00
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD)* 73.50 DOWN DOWN 72.80 71.50 75.00 76.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 72.00 DOWN UP 70.30 69.40 72.80 74.40
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD)* 64.90 UP UP 64.00 62.64 65.68 66.90
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 21.90 UP UP 21.29 21.00 22.00 22.30
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 71.50 UP UP 71.40 69.00 72.90 74.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 151.50 DOWN DOWN 150.00 148.90 154.90 159.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)* 186.40 UP UP 184.50 181.40 187.50 190.00
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 172.00 UP UP 170.91 168.00 174.36 176.64
Gulf International Services (GISS QD) 78.50 UP UP 75.20 73.20 78.80 80.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 54.50 UP DOWN 54.00 52.40 56.20 58.00
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 36.45 UP UP 35.80 34.80 36.80 37.40
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 20.79 UP DOWN 20.00 19.75 21.00 21.30
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 137.70 DOWN DOWN 136.00 133.90 138.50 139.90
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 12.21 UP UP 12.09 11.90 12.25 12.40
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 20.15 DOWN DOWN 19.80 19.50 20.26 20.44
Milaha (QNNS QD) 90.20 DOWN UP 89.40 88.60 91.30 93.00