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The bulls captured this week's RealMoney Barometer survey in a huge turnout.

The bulls got 873, or 42%, of the 2,084 votes cast. The bears took 650 votes, or 31%, while neutral came in with 561 votes, or 27%.

In the sectors, precious metals was seen as most likely to rise, with investment banks and brokers most expected to decline. That was not suprising considering the CEO ousters and writedowns at

Merrill Lynch




Other sectors expected to perform well this week were Internet, software services, and energy equipment and services.

Other sectors expected to decline this week were commercial banks and homebuilders.

The positive outlook in the poll was counter to how the market was faring on Monday. The

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

was down by 132 points, to 13,463. The

Nasdaq Composite

was off 35 points, to 2775, and the

S&P 500

was trading lower by 18 points, to 1491.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the complete poll results.

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