A number of European stock indices have broken out above their recent ranges, most notably Germany’s DAX Index which was up a good 1.5% at 10950 at the time of this writing.
Could the markets crash? That is a possibility, but you could kick the bucket before the event plays out the way the naysayers have envisioned.
U.S. labor costs accelerated in the third quarter as the jobs market continued to tighten, but remained well below levels that would push inflation closer to the Fed's target.

Conference Board consumer confidence index

Gold rallied with the dollar, but fell after last week's QE announcement. Does this mean the end?
The U.S. Dollar Index rallied hard off contract lows.
There's a strong case to be made by gold bulls. Here's why.
As the prospect of imminent attacks on Syria receded, gold extended losses and dropped below $1,400 an ounce on Friday. Will this drop trigger further dips?
The U.S. dollar is trading up 26 ticks to 83.52, and has been in an uptrend ever since the most recent FOMC meeting. Ever since the beginning of 2012, the U.S. dollar has been making higher highs and higher lows, thus indicating an uptrend in that time frame.
America’s second-largest equity market operator is merging its data and index businesses as part of a reorganization.