The market trashings we witnessed in 2008 have pushed stock prices to punishing lows unseen for years. With the equities pool looking extremely attractive at the moment, should investors dip their toes into stocks, or stay dry and wait for even better bargains?
"If you’re looking at companies, and selected sectors of the market, you probably will stand a very good chance to pick them up at a good value," said Lucinda Chan, divisional director at Macquarie Financial Services, on CNBC Asia's "Protect Your Wealth" segment.
However, she qualifies that accumulating stocks now has to be for the long-term, with a 3-5 year outlook. And such an undertaking is not for the faint-hearted, because there is still much volatility ahead.