The bears prevailed over the bulls in the weekly TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer, despite an upbeat week for the stock market last week.
Of the 5,922 who took the poll, 2,685, or 45% were bearish. The bulls numbered 2,226, or 38%, while neutral worked out to 1,011, or 17%.
In the sectors, precious metals, bearishly, was seen as most likely to rise. Commercial banks was the sector picked as most likely to fall.
Last week the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose 3.1%, the
added 3.3%, and the
The stock market was lower in recent trading Monday morning. The Dow was at 7941, down 76 points. The Nasdaq was lower by 30 points to 1591. The S&P 500 was off 11 points to 831.
Below are the complete poll results.