In order for US to export and create world demand for expensive US goods + services, US + FEDS have to:
1- Weaken the US dollar - which they have done the opposite in the last 10 years making US exports very uncompetitve = job lost.
2- Keep wages low - as you have notice the new jobs created mostly without real retirement plan, few if any wage increases, many jobs are with expensive health plans (employee pd health plans ), and lots of unstable service jobs.
No wonder housing recovery is tepid and mild in most markets which the Feds can only protect housing from another bubble burst by keeping the interest rate sub 4% + look at the depressed 10 and 30 year bond yield as they are broadcasting a gloomy foreseeable future as far as economic sustainability and discouraging private sectors from making major plan for hiring.
So dollar will likely weaken for many years to come in order to sustain job and housing markets at current level= meek and weak.
Gold might be the safe heaven while dollar weakens.
As dollar weakens, commodity priced in dollar will likely rise = inflation.