Costco has been a momentum stock since September 2010, but now the stock has become extremely overbought technically before its earnings report.
Home price rises are decelerating, consumer confidence is slowing, and new home sales are below expectations, creating headwinds for homebuilders Toll Brothers and Hovnanian.
Be careful after the stock's latest run.
Crude oil remains well above its bubble bottom, while shares of Diamond Offshore, Noble, Transocean and Tidewater are at or below their bubble lows.
The Santa Claus rally remains a bumpy sleigh ride, and around midday Friday the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 set all-time intraday highs.
After being dormant for several years, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft are among the leaders of the Dow 30, while IBM lags.
Despite the market's run to new highs, Apple remains the only consistent momentum stock among the five profiled here.
Associated Banc, Boston Private, Capital Federal, National Penn, PacWest Banc, Signature Bank and Umpqua Holdings are on a shopping list.
Here are some technical parameters.
A recent FDIC report shows banks' progress in recovering from the Great Recession.