Bulls Rebound in Poll

The bulls rebounded in this week's TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey, taking 53% of the votes cast.

The bulls got 94 of the 177 votes. The bears came in at 29%, or 52 votes, while neutral was the sentiment of 31 people, or 18%.

In the sectors, precious metals was picked as most likely to rise, homebuilding 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.
30
94
(53%)
52
(29%)
31
(18%)
Precious Metals Homebuilding
Oct.
22
948
(36%)
1,069
(40%)
643
(24%)
+ 2.3% Precious Metals Commercial Banks
Oct.
15
1,309
(68%)
305
(16%)
320
(17%)
- 4% Internet, Software Services Homebuilding
Oct.
8
671
(63%)
184
(17%)
202
(19%)
+ 0.3% Precious Metals Homebuilding


Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 1 1%
Airlines 5 3%
Automobiles 4 2%
Beverages and Food Products 4 2%
Biotechnology 6 3%
Commercial Banks 14 8%
Computers and Peripherals 18 10%
Consumer Nondurables 3 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 12 7%
Homebuilding 12 7%
Insurance 4 2%
Integrated Oil 16 9%
Internet, Software Services 17 10%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 9 5%
Media 2 1%
Multiline Retail 1 1%
Pharmaceuticals 3 2%
Precious Metals 28 16%
Semis, Semi Equipment 6 3%
Telecom Equipment 2 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 5 3%
Utilities 2 1%
Wireless Communications 3 2%
Source: RealMoney.com


Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 2 1%
Airlines 10 6%
Automobiles 3 2%
Beverages and Food Products 2 1%
Biotechnology 1 1%
Commercial Banks 18 10%
Computers and Peripherals 1 1%
Consumer Nondurables 6 3%
Energy Equipment & Services 3 2%
HMOs and Hospitals 3 2%
Homebuilding 32 18%
Insurance 5 3%
Integrated Oil 26 15%
Internet, Software Services 7 4%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 20 11%
Media 3 2%
Multiline Retail 3 2%
Pharmaceuticals 2 1%
Precious Metals 9 5%
Semis, Semi Equipment 9 5%
Telecom Equipment 2 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 4 2%
Utilities 2 1%
Wireless Communications 3 2%
Source: RealMoney.com

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