The stock market is buying you more these days. More oil that is.
The crash in crude prices could be edging the door open to a bullish move in the stock market. Although equities have come down in recent weeks, the long stocks/short oil trade has been a winner since the third quarter of 2015 ... and could have room to keep going.
Based on closing prices Tuesday, the S&P 500 was at 1,904. A barrel of oil was 31.4. That means the price of the S&P 500 index could buy 60.6 barrels of oil. But at the rate we're going, the trend could continue — higher stock prices relative to lower oil prices.
Here's a chart of the short-term trend: