The bulls scored a plurality in this week's TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey, no doubt inspired by the weekend news of the government bailout of mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
They took 58%, or 652 of the 1,115 votes cast. The bears got 333, or 30%, while neutral came in at 12%, or 130 votes.
But that bailout euphoria lasted only one day, Monday. On Tuesday, news that the
Korean Development Bank
was no longer interested in taking a big stake in
sent the ailing brokerage tumbling. The mrket went along for the downward ride.
In the sectors, as it has been for some time, commercial banks was the bullish one and integrated oil the bearish.
Below are the complete poll results.