Marcial: A Positive Accent on Accenture

Accenture's shares have tumbled amid the global economic downturn, but that just makes the consulting and outsourcing outfit look like a bargain

Influential hedge fund manager George Soros cast a negative spell on the stock market on Apr. 7, asserting that the rally in the past four weeks was bound to sputter and fail. That partly caused all the broad indexes to retreat by more than 2% that day. But for investors who had missed the market's surprising 25% advance in prior weeks, the pause gave them another chance to snap up stocks on their wish lists at lower prices.

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