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Reporters Notebook: What Investors Need to Know Now

In a CNBC.com web-only Reporter's Notebook discussion with Managing Editor Tyler Mathisen, CNBC's Bob Pisani and Steve Liesman have a soothing message for individual investors who may have been unnerved by Tuesday's big stock plunge.

Pisani tells Tyler that while Bears are worrying about the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't change his forecast at all in today's testimony. Pisani says if you believe in the stock market and the U.S. and global economies there's no need to make any changes at all right now in your investments.

Liesman says the message he got from Bernanke's appearance today is that the Federal Reserve probably won't be coming to the rescue of markets that don't need rescuing.