Bothered Bull

Biggs sparks some selling

Wall Street's bull market suffered a temporary setback last Monday, when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 21.87 points, its steepest slide in almost two months. Later in the week, though, the market charged back smartly and closed at 1232.59, another record high. The short-lived sell-off was sparked by Barton Biggs, 50, chief portfolio strategist for Morgan Stanley & Co., the Manhattan investment banking firm that handles $7 billion in investments for clients, including about $5 billion from Kuwait. During a routine Monday-morning planning session, the gist of which...

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