D.R. Horton, Ryland and others continue to ramp up ahead of the busiest building season.
Abercrombie & Fitch is upgraded to 'outperform,' and VMware is downgraded to 'buy.'
Fourth-quarter reports look good, but all sectors appear overvalued.
McDonald's, Starbucks and defense industry mainstays report earnings. December home sales likely move homebuilders. Chipotle shakes off weak pre-announcement.
Investors love the very companies they disdained just 6 months ago, and this turn of events is just getting started.
Markets remain concerned about US debt, while Fitch warns several countries of a potential downgrade.
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