Be very dubious about "recovery". It seems all the more likely it is just smoke and mirrors meant to keep the people pacified. Now that the election has passed, reality is floating back to the top and that would include that extraordinarily large debt bomb a'bubbling away in Europe that has the potential to rend the financial fabric of the entire world and there's nothing to stop it.
I submit that we are watching the end of the fiat system unfold right in front of our eyes, like that slow motion train wreck you've no doubt heard about before. Nothing good has happened; the numbers coming out of Washington are juiced and the media is complicit.
"May you live in interesting times." ~ ancient Chinese curse