Another disheartening week for stock market bulls showed up in this week's market poll on TheStreet.com.
Of the 7,511 people who participated in our survey, 45%, or 3,350, expect the market to decline this week. The bulls came in with 2,645 votes, or 35%, while neutral tallied 1,516, or 20%.
In the sectors, as it was for the fourth straight week, precious metals was expected to rise. Automobiles was picked as the sector most likely to fall.
The poll likely was influenced by the dreadful performance of the major stock averages last week. The
Dow Jones Industrial Average
was down 6.1%, the
fell 7%, and the
The Dow closed at 6626.94 on Friday; the S&P finished at 683.38, and the Nasdaq settled at 1293.84.
Below are the complete poll results.