There are a number of key fundamental issues afoot in the markets today. Among them are the confusing new jobs data; the persistent softness in gold; the seeming hitting of a ceiling by oil prices, and the free fall of the British pound due to what is now being called “hard Brexit. The September U.S. jobs report came in below expectations, but given how second-look adjustments have been trending, the ultimate figure will eventually come in barely under expert predictions. The ever-continuing uptick in job creation, however, has enticed more people into the marketplace. Thus, the unemployment rate moved up a tenth of a percent.