The bulls came to the fore in this week's TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey, despite a down week for the major averages.
The bulls got 2,182, or 46% of the 4,749 votes cast. The bears got 1,612, or 34%, while neutral came in with 955, or 20%.
In the sectors, commercial banks was tapped as the sector most likely to rise and to fall, suggesting a mixed outlook on a sector that has rebounded lately on much government aid.
Bank of America
were all down in a range of 3% to 6% Monday, along with the overall market.
The major averages were all trading lower Monday, with the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
down 169 points, or 2%, to 8371, the
down 55 points, or 3% to 1773 and the
lower by 23 points, or 2.5%, to 898 shortly before 1 p.m.
Last week, the Dow finished down 3%, the S&P 500 gave up 2.7% and the Nasdaq lost 1.5%.
Below are the complete poll results.