The bulls kicked it into gear this week in TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey.

In notching their third straight poll victory, bulls got 63%, or 671, of the 1,057 votes cast. The bears got only 17%, or 184 votes. Neutral came in at 19%, or 202 votes.

In the sectors, once again precious metals was picked as most likely to rise, with the homebuilders tapped as most likely to decline.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
Oct.
8
671
(63%)
184
(17%)
202
(19%)
Precious Metals Homebuilding
Oct.
1
375
(42%)
262
(29%)
255
(29%)
2% Precious Metals Homebuilding
Sep.
24
619
(51%)
298
(25%)
292
(24%)
+ 0.06% Precious Metals Homebuilding
Sep.
17
389
(33%)
504
(43%)
281
(24%)
+ 2.8% Precious Metals Investment
Bankers and
Brokers

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 36 3%
Airlines 21 2%
Automobiles 15 1%
Beverages and Food Products 19 2%
Biotechnology 44 4%
Commercial Banks 97 9%
Computers and Peripherals 59 6%
Consumer Nondurables 24 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 95 9%
HMOs and Hospitals 9 1%
Homebuilding 28 3%
Insurance 16 2%
Integrated Oil 81 8%
Internet, Software Services 76 7%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 86 8%
Media 5 0%
Multiline Retail 14 1%
Pharmaceuticals 42 4%
Precious Metals 129 12%
Semis, Semi Equipment 31 3%
Telecom Equipment 39 4%
Tobacco and Alcohol 13 1%
Utilities 31 3%
Wireless Communications 43 4%
Source: RealMoney.com

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 14 1%
Airlines 60 6%
Automobiles 62 6%
Beverages and Food Products 17 2%
Biotechnology 9 1%
Commercial Banks 96 9%
Computers and Peripherals 9 1%
Consumer Nondurables 31 3%
Energy Equipment & Services 35 3%
HMOs and Hospitals 18 2%
Homebuilding 248 24%
Insurance 12 1%
Integrated Oil 94 9%
Internet, Software Services 16 2%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 68 6%
Media 15 1%
Multiline Retail 43 4%
Pharmaceuticals 15 1%
Precious Metals 69 7%
Semis, Semi Equipment 17 2%
Telecom Equipment 18 2%
Tobacco and Alcohol 35 3%
Utilities 34 3%
Wireless Communications 12 1%
Source: RealMoney.com

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