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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Uptrend
The QE Index extended its gains moving up around 34 points
(0.26%) for the second straight session and inched closer to the
13,000.0 level. The index made a gap-down opening and recouped
all its losses, subsequently recovering from its day’s low of 12,717.04.
This was a nice display of strength by the bulls as the index rallied
around 278 points from its intraday low. We believe the index may
continue its bullish momentum and proceed toward an all-time high.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Upmove
MARK gained 0.92% and continued its upmove on the back of large
volumes indicating rising buying interest. The stock is gradually
approaching toward its next resistance of QR49.75. A move above
this level may spark additional buying interest, which may push the
stock further to test QR51.80. However, a dip below QR48.50 may
pull the stock back into the congestion zone. Meanwhile, the RSI is
moving up strongly toward the overbought territory.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term – Neutral
The QERI Index rose 0.14% and moved higher for the second
consecutive day. The index momentarily dipped below the 4,250.0
level, but later recuperated its losses as buyers stepped in and quickly
offset the weakness. However, unfortunately for the bulls the index
ended the session below the 4,302.0 level. We believe until the index
stays below this level it may continue to be range-bound. On the flip
side, a move above 4,302.0 is needed to gain further momentum.
Qatar Electricity & Water Co.: Short-Term – Upmove
QEWS cleared the resistance of QR186.0 and continued to advance
yesterday. The stock is currently sitting exactly at its resistance of
QR188.0. A move above this level may witness a further rally and the
stock may test QR190.0. However, any failure to move above
QR188.0 may result in a pullback and the stock could move down
toward QR186.0. Meanwhile, the RSI is moving up in a bullish
manner, while the MACD is showing signs of recovery.
Gulf International Services: Short-Term – Uptrend
GISS continued its rally and breached the important resistance of
QR93.0 after consolidating below it over the past few weeks. Notably,
volumes were also large on the breakout which is a positive sign. The
recent price action suggests that the stock may further extend its rally
and advance toward the QR95.0 level. However, traders may need to
keep a close watch on QR93.0 for any reversal signs. Meanwhile,
both the indicators are providing bullish signals.
Qatari Investors Group: Short-Term – Pullback
QIGD penetrated below its support of QR68.40 and has been in
correction mode since topping the rally at QR72.20. We believe the
stock may continue to drift lower and test the support of the 21-day
moving average. Any sustained weakness below this level may drag
the stock further down to test QR64.70. However, if the stock
manages to move above QR68.40 it may attract buyers. Meanwhile,
both the RSI and the MACD lines are indicating further correction.
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) 12,995.05 UP UP 12,939.80 12,854.20 13,000.00 13,070.00
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,287.93 UP UP 4,247.34 4,200.00 4,301.89 4,318.00
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 49.35 UP UP 48.50 47.00 49.75 51.50
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 69.10 UP UP 68.40 67.30 69.80 70.70
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 65.50 UP UP 63.90 62.00 65.70 66.40
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 88.80 UP UP 87.80 86.00 89.00 90.70
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 87.30 UP UP 86.10 83.00 89.00 90.50
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 74.00 DOWN UP 72.60 71.00 74.80 76.00
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 23.18 UP UP 22.90 22.49 23.49 24.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD) 88.70 UP UP 87.80 87.00 90.00 92.00
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 187.20 UP UP 185.00 183.00 187.80 190.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) 188.50 UP UP 186.40 183.00 188.50 194.00
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD)* 188.00 UP UP 186.00 184.00 188.00 190.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD)* 93.40 UP UP 93.00 90.00 95.00 97.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD)* 68.00 UP UP 64.70 61.30 68.40 71.70
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 37.90 DOWN UP 37.40 36.80 38.40 39.20
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 26.00 UP UP 25.29 24.70 26.00 26.50
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 147.40 FLAT UP 145.00 143.00 148.00 149.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 18.24 UP UP 17.99 17.30 18.75 19.29
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 24.88 UP UP 24.20 23.90 25.00 25.90
Milaha (QNNS QD) 96.90 DOWN UP 96.50 95.10 98.30 100.10