The most recent sentiment survey by discount broker Charles Schwab found that U.S. stock investors are becoming more pessimistic about the market.

The survey showed that bearishness among retail investors reached 20 percent, a 10 percent increase from December. Despite the rising note of caution, however, thirty eight percent are still bullish, while 42 percent are neutral, according to the survey.

Individual investors are most bullish on technology and the health-care sectors and most bearish on utilities and consumer goods, the survey found.

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