I have to throw a flag in from the sidelines calling foul on the learned men on CNBCs Fast Money table Friday (video below) as traders remain bullish on the big screen. In fact, they do not believe crude's fall will impact our rally. Really? Josh Brown stated there was no correlation b/w the price of oil and the S&P500 and did their level best to downplay the selling in crude oil. Alright, overlay a comparison chart (left) and you won't see black gold having an enormous impact on the market with a few exceptions BUT, the energy complex represents an average of 6.9% of U.S. GDP.
If it's a bear market, this changes the scenery. Come on Josh; there's much more that you're not saying and we know it. Stay with me here. So typically if we saw a ten percent correction in crude, another sector in the S&P would merely step up to the plate and help lead such as tech or financials.
This time, however, we see regional banks such a Cullen-Frost (who lend to oil names down here in Texas fo