A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani has covered Wall Street and the stock market for nearly 20 years. Pisani covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990-1995, then moved on to cover corporate management issues before becoming Stocks Correspondent in 1997.
In addition to covering the global stock market, he also covers initial public offerings (IPOs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and financial market structure for CNBC.
In 2013, he won Third Place in the National Headliner Awards in the Business and Consumer Reporting category for his documentary on the diamond business, "The Diamond Rush."
In 2014, Pisani was honored with a Recognition Award from the Market Technicians Association for "steadfast efforts to integrate technical analysis into financial decision making, journalism and reporting."
Prior to joining CNBC, Pisani co-authored "Investing in Land: How to Be a Successful Developer." He and his father taught a course in real estate development at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania from 1987-1992. Pisani learned the real estate business from his father, Ralph Pisani, a retired real estate developer.
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Here are two fairly reliable patterns that play out in earnings season.
Earnings growth is very modest for the fourth quarter, and topline is still just above flatlining; the outlook will likely be cautious for the first quarter.
Here's the simple facts: last year was good for dividends. Total cash payout for the S&P 500 was up 18 percent. A little over 400 of the 500 companies in the S&P (80 percent) paid a dividend. That's the good news. Now the bad news...
I'm not saying getting a deal (however small) is not worth something, but I think the fact that this is the first trading day of the year is an equally important factor.
The Trump agenda may be a bit more iffy, but it is certainly not dead, and the trading community still believes that some kind of tax cut is coming.
First quarter earnings are now expected to rise 10.4 percent from last year.
If the House vote fails, that's a clear negative for the markets and would lower the chances for tax reform.
While the S&P 500 is only 2 percent off its recent historic highs, other sectors are already in correction territory.
Learning to invest on Goldman Sachs' risk arbitrage desk, made famous by leader Robert Rubin, was once seen as a fast track to fortune.
As policymakers battle over Trump's economic initiatives, they won't have to worry about the U.S. becoming a deadbeat.
Snap shares soared Monday after several Wall Street analysts initiated coverage on the stock, including a "buy" rating from Goldman Sachs.