There's no letup in the bullishness expressed in our TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey.

For the 14th week running now, poll participants expect the market to rise. Of the 1,200 folks who took the survey, 767, or 64%, expect the market to move higher this week. Neutral was the sentiment of 240, or 20%, with bearishness coming in at only 193 votes, or 16%.

There also was a peculiar result in the sector outlook. Integrated oil was tapped as both most likely to rise and most likely to fall this week.

Those bearish on energy presumably are expecting the price of crude oil to continue to drop. And the oil bulls probably expect a bottom soon.

So far on Tuesday, the bears are right, because crude oil was recently down $2.24 a barrel to $50.75.

The stock market was trading modestly lower on Tuesday, as we enter the core of earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down a bit more than 5 points, the Nasdaq Composite was down 8 points, and the S&P 500 was down a point and change.

Wall Street is coming off a week in which the Dow rose 158 points, or 1.3%, and the S&P 500 added 21 points, or 1.5%. The Nasdaq jumped 69 points, or 2.8%. On Friday, the Dow closed at 12,556.08, its 24th record finish since October.

The tech sector will remain in focus after the market closes, when chipmaker and Dow component Intel ( INTC) posts its quarterly results.

According to Thomson First Call, analysts expect the chip giant to post fourth-quarter earnings of 25 cents a share, down from 40 cents a year ago, on revenue of $9.45 billion. Intel's own projections called for revenue of $9.1 billion to $9.7 billion.

This trading week is only four days, as the market was closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish Sector
Jan. 16 767 (64%) 193 (16%) 240 (20%) Integrated Oil Integrated Oil
Jan. 8 953 (46%) 549 (26%) 569 (27%) + 1.5% Biotechnology Integrated Oil
Jan. 3 543 (54%) 186 (18%) 276 (27%) + 0.6% Precious Metals Homebuilding
Dec. 26 194 (37%) 179 (34%) 156 (29%) + 0.5% Precious Metals Homebuilding

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 42 3%
Airlines 43 4%
Automobiles 12 1%
Beverages and Food Products 15 1%
Biotechnology 83 7%
Commercial Banks 49 4%
Computers and Peripherals 102 8%
Consumer Nondurables 14 1%
Energy Equipment & Services 97 8%
HMOs and Hospitals 16 1%
Homebuilding 19 2%
Insurance 11 1%
Integrated Oil 146 12%
Internet, Software Services 104 9%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 100 8%
Media 10 1%
Multiline Retail 12 1%
Pharmaceuticals 37 3%
Precious Metals 64 5%
Semis, Semi Equipment 66 5%
Telecom Equipment 60 5%
Tobacco and Alcohol 24 2%
Utilities 32 3%
Wireless Communications 39 3%
Source: RealMoney.com

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 23 2%
Airlines 74 6%
Automobiles 69 6%
Beverages and Food Products 21 2%
Biotechnology 18 2%
Commercial Banks 57 5%
Computers and Peripherals 26 2%
Consumer Nondurables 11 1%
Energy Equipment & Services 104 9%
HMOs and Hospitals 17 1%
Homebuilding 144 12%
Insurance 13 1%
Integrated Oil 204 17%
Internet, Software Services 21 2%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 18 2%
Media 16 1%
Multiline Retail 38 3%
Pharmaceuticals 35 3%
Precious Metals 92 8%
Semis, Semi Equipment 71 6%
Telecom Equipment 24 2%
Tobacco and Alcohol 24 2%
Utilities 44 4%
Wireless Communications 29 2%
Source: RealMoney.com

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