The bears handily got the most votes in TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey this week, as two of the stock market's three major averages slipped last week.
The bears got 3,975, or 53% of the 7,549 votes cast. The bulls got 33%, or 2,497, while neutral came in at 1,077 votes, or 14%.
In the sectors, precious metals was picked as most likely to rise, while commercial banks was tabbed as most likely to fall.
Last week, the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
lost 0.7%, and the
fell 0.4%. It was the end of six-week winning streaks for both. The
rose 1.3% last week.
In Thursday afternoon trading, the Dow was trading at 8,200, up 14 points, the Nasdaq was 11 points higher at 1723 and the S&P 500 was at 875, up 1.6 points.
Below are the complete poll results.