Bargain Hunting In The Wary Clinton Market

When the stock market started plunging on the morning of Feb. 16, investment manager Mark Tavel's eyes widened--in delight. "Now I can buy the stocks that have been galloping away from me," he said. So as the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted to an 82-point wipeout the day after President Clinton's televised address on boosting taxes, Tavel, president and chief investment officer of Rothschild Asset Management, bought heavily.

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