When it comes to sheer numbers of investors either joining or re-entering the market, some startling stats from the first quarter of this year frame the story. As cited recently by CNBC, more investment money has been going to stock-based funds in the last five months ($569 billion) than in the previous 12 years combined ($452 billion).

Are you one of the investors who’s been iun spend mode? Or have you been more cautious as the economy continues its ramp up?