Real Treasury interest rates remaining at zero or lower may be a bullish catalyst for precious metals.
Whether markets end up higher or lower is anyone's guess, but here are some things worth noting right now.
Income investments will have taken a big hit. Watch for knee-jerk reactions.
The corporate bond space is crucial, says adviser T. Dale, who recommends that retail investors use mutual funds and ETFs to get exposure. He also discusses why debt is likely to rise in the developed world.
Bill Gross, Vikram Pandit, and other notable members of the super-wealthy are sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street movement -- at least if you take their word for it.