The bears are keeping the pressure on in TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer poll, running their dominance to four weeks.

The market has performed poorly lately, with fears of a recesssion on the horizon.

The bears got 860, or 49% of the 1,736 votes cast. Bulls took 501 votes, or 29%. Neutral came in with 375 votes, or 22%.

In the sectors, precious metals was seen as most likely to rise, with investment banks and brokers seen as most likely to fall. That is not surprising considering gold is at record levels and many banks and brokerages are still dealing with problems associated from the credit market blowup.

Below are the complete poll results.


Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
Jan.
14
501
(29%)
860
(49%)
375
(22%)
Precious Metals Investment Bankers and Brokers
Jan.
7
589
(23%)
1435
(55%)
569
(22%)
- 4.5% 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


Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 11 1%
Airlines 71 4%
Automobiles 76 4%
Beverages and Food Products 19 1%
Biotechnology 11 1%
Commercial Banks 295 17%
Computers and Peripherals 32 2%
Consumer Nondurables 48 3%
Energy Equipment & Services 34 2%
HMOs and Hospitals 9 1%
Homebuilding 277 16%
Insurance 18 1%
Integrated Oil 123 7%
Internet, Software Services 21 1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 311 18%
Media 17 1%
Multiline Retail 94 5%
Pharmaceuticals 19 1%
Precious Metals 102 6%
Semis, Semi Equipment 44 3%
Telecom Equipment 22 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 22 1%
Utilities 30 2%
Wireless Communications 13 1%
Source: RealMoney.com


Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 48 3%
Airlines 39 2%
Automobiles 17 1%
Beverages and Food Products 65 4%
Biotechnology 61 4%
Commercial Banks 177 10%
Computers and Peripherals 60 3%
Consumer Nondurables 23 1%
Energy Equipment & Services 95 5%
HMOs and Hospitals 45 3%
Homebuilding 33 2%
Insurance 17 1%
Integrated Oil 93 5%
Internet, Software Services 36 2%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 117 7%
Media 5 0%
Multiline Retail 9 1%
Pharmaceuticals 148 9%
Precious Metals 364 21%
Semis, Semi Equipment 33 2%
Telecom Equipment 25 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 69 4%
Utilities 112 6%
Wireless Communications 34 2%
Source: RealMoney.com

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