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It's a rough time for the stock market, and emotions are running high. More than 3,500 people -- a record -- voted in this week's RealMoney Barometer survey, with the sentiment decidedly bearish.

The bears took 64% -- a whopping 2,334 -- of the 3,651 votes cast. The bulls got 19%, or 697 votes, while neutral came in at 17%, or 620 votes.

In the sectors, the safe haven of precious metals was tapped as most likely to rise, with commercial banks seen as most likely falling.

The market was rebounding some lately from a drastically down open. The

Federal Reserve

announced an intermeeting 75-basis-point cut in the fed funds rate before the market opened today.

The major stock averages took a pounding last week, with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

finishing lower by 4%, and the

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down 4.1%. The

S&P 500

was the worst performer, ending down 5.4% over the five sessions.

Other sectors expected to rise this week were tobacco and alcohol, and beverages and food products. Sectors expected to fall were investment banks and brokers, and insurance.

Below are the complete poll results.

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