I am under the belief personally that we are just propped up by quantitative easing. I hope I am wrong but I we will eventually find out.
I am not a financial wiz like most on here but, I also think if you compare prices to the price of gold ... They're not far off from the ratio when things were much cheaper. I hope that does not hold true for the markets.
However,I do enjoy how you want to give all the credit to Obama for bailing out the banks but most folks want the 1st bailout money that was appropriated during Bush's tenure but spent under Obama's to count for spending under Bush. I wasn't a fan of either but if you give credit to one you should give to both.