US markets set for a higher open even as the Japanese Nikkei index nears bear market territory.
Investors await the release of several of economic indicators due out, including private sector employment.
As the housing boom continues, stick with stocks that have the strongest relative strength.
With the averages hitting new highs, many stocks are overvalued fundamentally and overbought technically.
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