For the first time on record, HY Energy OAS has broken above 1000bps - signifying dramatic systemic business risk in that sector (despite a modest rebound today in crude prices). The energy sector is entirely frozen out of the credit markets at this point with desk chatter that there is no bid for this distressed debt at all and air-pockets appear everywhere as each new trade reprices the entire sector. The broad high-yield 'yield' and 'spread' markets are now under significant pressure - both pushing to the cycle's worst levels.
HY Energy weakness is propagating rapidly into the broad HY markets:
This suggests significant weakness to come for Energy stocks:
This cannot end well (unless the Fed decides monetizing crude in addition to TSYs and E-Minis is part of its wealth preservation, pardon "maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates" mandate...)