Here are the number of ounces of silver required to buy an averaged priced home from 1963-2014:
How Many Ounces of Silver Does it Take To Buy the Average Priced Home in 2014?
Both are assets. One goes up (artificially) and one goes down (artificially).
There are no markets, only interventions.
What an entertaining read it will be when the story of early 21st Century economics is written in years hence.
Let us hope it's not written with charcoal on a cave wall...