Trader Talk with Bob Pisani

Bob Pisani

Bob Pisani
CNBC "On-Air Stocks" Editor

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.

Follow Bob Pisani on Twitter @BobPisani.


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    Futures at lows for the morning, again on European and global growth concerns.

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    As expected, stocks are off to a strong start in April — but don’t go overboard.

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    You could convince yourself things are getting better: Start with factory output increasing more than expected in China, South Korea, and Taiwan, add some stirrings in the M&A world with an offer for Avon Products along with the closing of the (endless) Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions deal, and then throw in a new resort opening in New Jersey.

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    The S&P 500 is up over 11 percent this quarter, but there is a wide dispersion of results. The good news: the market leader, Technology, up nearly 21 percent, holding up well, along with several other sectors

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    A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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