Investors were mostly bullish before the midterm elections, according to a quarterly survey by the online broker TradeKing.

Its October survey, released Monday, said 45% of those questioned described themselves as "bullish" or "very bullish" on the market for the next three months and that 13% described themselves as "bearish" or "very bearish." Meanwhile, 59% said they believe the S&P 500 index will finish this year up by 5% to 10%.

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