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Financial Crisis: Is it safe to invest again?

Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 11:02 AM ET
Now or Never? Is it safe to get back in the markets
Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks with top financial advisors to answer the investors most crucial question, is it safe to jump back into the markets.

Five years after the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, investors are still leery of the markets.

Those who once thought their investments were a sure thing are now obsessed with playing it safe.

(Read more: Financial crisis: Lessons learned by investors)

A Federal Reserve study reported the median wealth of U.S. families fell by a median of nearly 40% between the years of 2007-2010. The Investment Company Institute, according to published reports, said individual investors pulled out $395 billion from mutual funds in the four years ending in 2011.

Which brings us to now; as those investors who were burned and lost their money – and their faith ask, is it safe to jump back in?

CNBC's Sharon Epperson gets some expert advice – and caution – from three top financial advisors.

(Read more: Financial crisis: Lessons learned by advisors)

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