Investors are being "forced to get back in" the stock market, former General Electric chief Jack Welch told CNBC.
"You're sitting there waiting. You're getting no money. Your CDs are doing nothing. Treasurys are doing nothing," Welch said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "What do you do?"
"Everyone's decided they can't get yield so they have to go in the risk trades. ... There's no question, you're forced to get back in." He also said this is happening despite a stock market performance that's "clearly ahead" of the "real economy."