The bears ran wild in this week's TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey on the heels of an awful week in the stock market.

The bears took 55%, or 1,435 of the 2,590 votes cast. The bulls got 586 votes, or 23%, while neutral came in with 569 votes, or 22%.

In the sectors, precious metals was seen as most likely to rise, with commercial banks seen as most likely to fall.

Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 4.2%, and the S&P 500 ended down 4.5%. The Nasdaq fell 6.4%.

Below are the complete poll results.


Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
Jan.
7
586
(23%)
1,435
(55%)
569
(22%)
Precious Metals Commercial Banks
Dec.
31
208
(34%)
237
(39%)
164
(27%)
- 4.5% Energy Equipment & Services Homebuilding
Dec.
24
632
(49%)
302
(24%)
349
(27%)
-0.4% Energy Equipment & Services Homebuilding
Dec.
17
413
(30%)
633
(45%)
347
(25%)

+1.1%
Energy Equipment & Services Investment Banks and Brokers


Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 11 0%
Airlines 138 5%
Automobiles 169 7%
Beverages and Food Products 15 1%
Biotechnology 20 1%
Commercial Banks 482 19%
Computers and Peripherals 76 3%
Consumer Nondurables 60 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 47 2%
HMOs and Hospitals 11 0%
Homebuilding 444 17%
Insurance 16 1%
Integrated Oil 126 5%
Internet, Software Services 47 2%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 405 16%
Media 21 1%
Multiline Retail 147 6%
Pharmaceuticals 25 1%
Precious Metals 80 3%
Semis, Semi Equipment 103 4%
Telecom Equipment 29 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 30 1%
Utilities 36 1%
Wireless Communications 27 1%
Source: RealMoney.com


Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 77 3%
Airlines 27 1%
Automobiles 11 0%
Beverages and Food Products 147 6%
Biotechnology 145 6%
Commercial Banks 91 4%
Computers and Peripherals 59 2%
Consumer Nondurables 60 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 311 12%
HMOs and Hospitals 43 2%
Homebuilding 28 1%
Insurance 20 1%
Integrated Oil 241 9%
Internet, Software Services 77 3%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 70 3%
Media 7 0%
Multiline Retail 18 1%
Pharmaceuticals 122 5%
Precious Metals 534 21%
Semis, Semi Equipment 58 2%
Telecom Equipment 31 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 141 5%
Utilities 208 8%
Wireless Communications 51 2%
Source: RealMoney.com

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