12 February 2013. FRANKFURT (Börse Frankfurt). It was no exaggeration to say that professional investors on Boerse Frankfurt’s weekly sentiment panel urgently needed a rebound in stock prices last week. Although this group had steeled themselves for some kind of pullback in January, many would concede that the decline, when it came, was a somewhat more brutal than they had expected. Nonetheless, they stuck to their dip-buying plan, buying as the German benchmark index slumped. At this time last week, the panel’s overall optimism stood at its highest level in over a year – it was make or break time. So when, starting on the very next day, prices started to recover strongly, gaining some 4.5 percent on a week-on-week comparison, these investors required no advice about what should be their next step: profit-taking.