Stock market bulls romped to a majority in the weekly TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey, taking 51% of the vote.
The bulls captured 2,897 of the 5,634 votes, while the bears took 1,620, or 29%. Neutral came in with 1,117, or 20%.
In the sectors, interestingly, commercial banks was picked as most likely to rise and to fall. Those who were bullish on banks probably were encouraged by news that
said last week that they were on the road to profitable first quarters. It also was the first time in five weeks that precious metals wasn't picked as the sector most likely to rise.
Two of the three major averages were higher recently on Monday, with the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
up 89 points and the
up 11 points, while the
was down 7.
Last week, the Dow lifted by 9%, the Nasdaq finished up 10.6%, and the S&P was higher by 10.7%.
Below are the complete poll results.