Prices for everything everywhere are going up right now. Any investment made into stocks that have a good history should bring excellent returns in the future. That being said, the stock market is fickle, and you have to choose your stoks very carefully so that you don't end up losing everything that you've invested.
I believe it is a "safe time" to invest in the stock market. With the economy climbing it's way back up. Things seems to be moving forward in the world today. So do your research. And always make a safe judgement on how much to invest. Playing safe is key.
It is an excellent time to invest in the stock market, as long as you have a long-term approach to your investments. People just buying in to the market at this point, and lower need to be willing to let their investment ride for 8 to 10 years to see an above return on their investment.
While many people feel that the stock market is a good investment, in my opinion it might not be the best time to invest. People are still feeling issues with the economy with jobless concerns, high housing prices and investment disappointments, the overall economy might not be as rosy as currently portrayed. Which leads me to believe that right not might not be the best time to invest.