These stocks were slammed after earnings.
The Nasdaq Composite is about 40 points shy of the 5000 mark, helped by more than just the obvious tech stocks Apple, Amazon and Netflix.
Here are some trading guidelines for the two home-improvement retailers, which both report this week.
All five major equity averages have positive weekly chart profiles.
Berkshire Hathaway began to buy Deere in the third quarter and added to its position before the end of the year. Deere faces volatility after reporting earnings Friday.
The National Association of Home Builder Housing Market Index slipped three points, while single-family housing starts fell 6.7%, providing a warning on homebuilder stocks.
The key mall anchors are down slightly post-holiday spending, with big box retailers flat and discount stores mostly higher, led by Dollar Tree.
During significant stock market declines, gold shares usually move higher as an asset of last resort.
Crude oil bottomed on January 29 in sync with integrated oil companies. If oil confirms a technical bottom this Friday, oil companies with gas stations gain momentum.
The stock market has been volatile since September and now new highs loom.