The bears extended their dominance of TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer to five weeks, but it wasn't without a fight.

The bears got 597, or 39% of the 1,542 votes cast. The bulls took 35%, or 539 votes, while neutral came in at 26%, or 406 votes.

In the sectors, precious metals was tabbed as the sector most likely to rise this week, while commercial banks was seen as most likely to fall.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after falling as many as 92 points, reversed ground and closed ahead by 176.72 points, or 1.45%, to 12,383.89. The S&P 500 added 23.36 points, or 1.76%, to 1353.97, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 23.71 points, or 1.02%, at 2349.91.

Below are the complete poll results.


Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
Jan.
28
539
(35%)
597
(39%)
406
(26%)
Precious Metals Commercial Banks
Jan.
21
697
(19%)
2,334
(64%)
620
(17%)
+ 0.4% Precious Metals Commercial Banks
Jan.
14
501
(29%)
860
(49%)
375
(22%)
- 5.4% Precious Metals Investment Bankers and Brokers
Jan.
7
589
(23%)
1,435
(55%)
569
(22%)
- 4.5% Precious Metals Commercial Banks


Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 19 1%
Airlines 95 6%
Automobiles 73 5%
Beverages and Food Products 32 2%
Biotechnology 25 2%
Commercial Banks 213 14%
Computers and Peripherals 43 3%
Consumer Nondurables 40 3%
Energy Equipment & Services 44 3%
HMOs and Hospitals 23 2%
Homebuilding 198 13%
Insurance 52 3%
Integrated Oil 86 6%
Internet, Software Services 40 3%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 160 10%
Media 16 1%
Multiline Retail 51 3%
Pharmaceuticals 50 3%
Precious Metals 95 6%
Semis, Semi Equipment 33 2%
Telecom Equipment 26 2%
Tobacco and Alcohol 37 2%
Utilities 53 3%
Wireless Communications 15 1%
Source: RealMoney.com


Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 62 4%
Airlines 23 1%
Automobiles 7 0%
Beverages and Food Products 47 3%
Biotechnology 53 3%
Commercial Banks 200 13%
Computers and Peripherals 42 3%
Consumer Nondurables 32 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 85 6%
HMOs and Hospitals 28 2%
Homebuilding 62 4%
Insurance 17 1%
Integrated Oil 80 5%
Internet, Software Services 94 6%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 102 7%
Media 10 1%
Multiline Retail 21 1%
Pharmaceuticals 57 4%
Precious Metals 274 18%
Semis, Semi Equipment 33 2%
Telecom Equipment 19 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 65 4%
Utilities 88 6%
Wireless Communications 29 2%
Source: RealMoney.com

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