The bears prevailed over the bulls in the weekly TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer, despite an upbeat week for the stock market last week.

Of the 5,922 who took the poll, 2,685, or 45% were bearish. The bulls numbered 2,226, or 38%, while neutral worked out to 1,011, or 17%.

In the sectors, precious metals, bearishly, was seen as most likely to rise. Commercial banks was the sector picked as most likely to fall.

Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.1%, the S&P 500 added 3.3%, and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 5%.

The stock market was lower in recent trading Monday morning. The Dow was at 7941, down 76 points. The Nasdaq was lower by 30 points to 1591. The S&P 500 was off 11 points to 831.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
April 6 2,226
(38%)
2,685
(45%)
1,011
(17%)
Precious
Metals
Commercial Banks
March 23 2,191
(53%)
1,296
(32%)
611
(15%)
+3.3 Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
March 16 2,897
(51%)
1,620
(29%)
1,117
(20%)
+.4% Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
March 6 2,645
(35%)
3,350
(45%)
1,516
(20%)
+10.7% Precious
Metals
Automobiles
March 2 2,596
(36%)
3,537
(498%)
1,140
(16%)
-7.0% Precious
Metals
Commercial Banks

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 88 1%
Airlines 57 1%
Automobiles 138 2%
Beverages and Food Products 114 2%
Biotechnology 214 4%
Commercial Banks 1,040 18%
Computers and Peripherals 146 2%
Consumer Nondurables 100 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 333 6%
HMOs and Hospitals 68 1%
Homebuilding 220 4%
Insurance 88 1%
Integrated Oil 410 7%
Internet, Software Services 153 3%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 314 5%
Media 32 1%
Multiline Retail 47 1%
Pharmaceuticals 250 4%
Precious Metals 1,436 24%
Semis, Semi Equipment 116 2%
Telecom Equipment 96 2%
Tobacco and Alcohol 87 1%
Utilities 169 3%
Wireless Communications 159 3%
Total 5875 100%

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 107 2%
Airlines 264 5%
Automobiles 626 11%
Beverages and Food Products 46 1%
Biotechnology 61 1%
Commercial Banks 1,667 29%
Computers and Peripherals 64 1%
Consumer Nondurables 100 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 98 2%
HMOs and Hospitals 121 2%
Homebuilding 222 4%
Insurance 129 2%
Integrated Oil 227 4%
Internet, Software Services 55 1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 323 6%
Media 159 3%
Multiline Retail 113 2%
Pharmaceuticals 163 3%
Precious Metals 608 10%
Semis, Semi Equipment 78 1%
Telecom Equipment 59 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 351 6%
Utilities 123 2%
Wireless Communications 62 1%
Total 5,826 100%

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