Here’s something Wall Street needs to figure out—good economic news is a good thing, or a bad one. In what has been an interesting reaction over the last few years when positive news on the economic front caused Wall Street to sell off, today just might have been a bit different. Granted, it’s just oneDow Up day, but nonetheless, stocks ended on a positive note after a selloff last Friday.

The Dow recovered much of the gains closing at 17995.72, up 138.94. For much of the day, the Dow was trading above the 18000 mark. The S&P 500 rose by just 8.17 points but still in positive territory, closing at 2079.43. The NASDAW is still flirting with 5000, up 15.07 to finish at 4942.4.

Last Friday’s jobs numbers rattled both stocks as well as bonds, with a surprising 295,000 new jobs created in the month of February while the unemployment rate fell to 5.5%. Interesting to note of those 295,000 jobs, around 55,000 of them were in the restaurant and bar industries. All this good news leaves investors fearing a rate increase by the Fed sooner rather than later. Yet for many, why cringe at a 0.25% rate bump when the economy appears to be getting stronger, not weaker, and rates no longer need to effectively be at zero.

Mortgage rates for real estate investors rose slightly last Friday, almost 0.125% at many banks with the 30 year fixed rate for residential rental properties are now around 4.00%. The 15 year investor rate just over 3.00%. The first half of any month contains the bulk of economic reports that investors pay attention to and for the past few years the specter of higher rates has kept equities in a quandary—is positive economic news a good thing or a bad thing? The seesaw says both. Perhaps now we’ll be on a more traditional path. It won’t take too long to find out.