As you can see on the right, the results of the reader poll are in. The majority category was “pogo stick” meaning lots of volatility with no real trend over the next six months.

The middle two were a little and a lot lower. But add them together and more than 2/3 of all respondents think the market is going at least a little lower.

Now combine that with the lowest vote-getting category was “bull starting” and if this were an actual valid survey, I might just jump on my contrarian horse to ring the bell (or is that grab the ring on the carousel?).

I caution everyone that this is far from a valid survey and I have to assume that anyone reading a blog that can only be found via a link in the bio of my column has to have a better than average grasp on the markets and risk.

But now you know what 140 of your fellow readers are thinking and it could not hurt.