However, we can't resist continuing to urge some caution. The impact of tax rises and government spending cuts that may result from the -- at the time of writing -- still current sequester are yet to be felt. And, even if that's been resolved by the time you read this, we're due another fiscal crisis in May, when the debt ceiling expires. Worse, there's little doubt there'll be another, similar budgetary issue along a few months later. Few expect these to undermine completely the still-sluggish recovery, but they sure could take some of the shine off it.