What now, Dow Jones? After plunging below 10,000 in mid-afternoon yesterday, the blue-chip 30-stock market barometer rallied late in the session and cut its losses from 190 points to 22, closing at 10,043. What was a depressing turn of events for the bulls earlier in the day turned out to be heartening turnaround. The Dow may still face tough sledding.
But some gutsy investors have already started bargain hunting anyway for quality stocks that have been casualties during the plunge. Companies with clean balance sheets, sturdy earnings and dominance in their particular fields -- and whose shares have needlessly been pounded -- have been the top shopping choices of the bold and opportunistic long-haul investors.
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