NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The debt deal boosted equity markets Thursday, but a fundamentally weak fourth quarter could dampen the market's parade at record highs.Earnings season has just begun, and so far technology and financial companies have underperformed expectations. That has been masked by the the debt-ceiling resolution, as a U.S. default would have been catastrophic, compared to a few earnings misses. Light revenue is a reason the Federal Reserve hasn't reduced its bond purchases just yet. The economy is improving, albeit at a gradual pace. SPY). The index is trading at record highs at the upper bounds of an up-sloping wedge pattern. The pattern will act as major resistance for prices pushing higher toward 180 . The catalysts for the up move have been continued stimulus and no debt default, not the kind of solid fundamentals that justify all-time highs.