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The bears are making a little run in RealMoney Barometer poll.

They made it two weeks in a row by getting 504 votes, or 43% of the 1,174 cast. The bulls got 389 votes, or 33%, while neutral came in with 281 votes, or 24%.

In the sectors, precious metals was picked as most likely to rise, with investment banks and brokers seen as most likely to fall.

Another sector expected to rise this week was integrated oil.

Other sectors expected to fall were homebuilding and commercial banks.

The big investment banks will start reporting earnings this week, with

Lehman Brothers


scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Morgan Stanley

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Bear Stearns



Goldman Sachs

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are due to follow this week.

Light, sweet crude oil futures for September on the Nymex were trading $1.05 higher to $80.15 a barrel.

On Monday, the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

was at 13,398.79 recently, lower by 43.73, or 0.33%. The

Nasdaq Composite

was at 2581.32, down 20.86 points, or 0.80%. The

S&P 500

was at 1476.23, down 8.02 points, or 0.54%.

Below are the complete poll results.

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