Thursday Brief: Five Things Traders Need to Know for Today

The AUD/USD exploded after a hugely outperforming jobs report in Australia - meanwhile junk bonds paint a negative picture for

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5 Things You Need to Know Today 

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Junk Bonds Are Getting Crushed. And the carnage is set to continue. Investors are running away from risky borrowers. When this happens, stocks usually follow. It’s not a good time to buy stocks. See the chart of the day.

Some Traders Get up Damn Early. Jim Cramer gets up at 3:45am. Unless his personal trainer is coming over that morning, in which case he gets up at 3:15am. My favorite part of his schedule is that after he tapes his television show, he watches it with his team to critique it and improve. I love that he says he is “vicious” about what he gets wrong.

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The Australian Dollar Got Vicious. WOW, this thing went nuts on a very strong jobs report. 71,000 jobs created, versus -10,000 expected. The Aussie dollar may be in permanent recovery mode.

Yahoo Is Not in Recovery Mode. It’s in Life-Support Mode. It’s in real trouble. Today I thought about what I would do if I bought Yahoo’s internet business and got to take it for a ride.

Slack Competitor Goes for a Ride Today. Atlassian goes public on Thursday. The company makes HipChat, which is a strong competitor to Slack. And the company has been profitable for 10 years.

Chart of the Day

Although it looks like junk bonds have fallen far already – they have a bit father to go (at least to 32.00). This ETF tracks corporate debt.

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