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.


  • How the Decision to Close the Exchanges Came Down

    The decision to close all equity trading today (and likely tomorrow) came from a series of conference calls between the stock exchanges and the major broker dealers Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening.

  • Markets Switch to Electronic Trading

    The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes provides an update on the storm, as the NYSE is closed and Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City. CNBC's Bob Pisani reports about the decision to close the market and conduct electronic trading today.

  • East Coast Braces For 'Frankenstorm' - A Natural Horror Show

    Been asking around about possible stock plays on Hurricane Sandy, and so far I do not see big bets being placed — yet. But there are ideas floating around.

  • Market Disappoints Greatest Number of Investors—Again

    Everyone was prepared for Apple to be UP 5 percent or DOWN 5 percent at the open after its earnings report. No one thought it would open FLAT. Markets open FLAT. Volatility Index FLAT. Banks under a little pressure. Volume light.

  • Is Apple Disappointing? Shorts Seem Nervous

    Strange: Apple trading flat to slightly up pre-open, while S&P 500 futures were down. Huh? What happened to Apple as a markets leader? My take: The shorts are nervous. Despite the risk-off atmosphere in Europe overnight, Apple AND Amazon were both mostly higher — and the damage in futures is limited.

  • East Coast Braces For 'Frankenstorm' - A Natural Horror Show

    Hurricane Sandy getting an unusual amount of early attention. KeyBanc notes that "With trees still bearing leaves, the potential for downed lines is increased" and that this could affect electric utilities.

  • For Earnings, It’s the Same Story

    The story — once again — is that while earnings are coming in roughly in-line with expectations (flat), third-quarter revenues are coming in light, up only 1.3 percent. Tough to grow earnings with 1 percent revenue growth.

  • China Urban Population Set to Explode — How to Play It?

    I noted Wednesday morning that our futures were up overnight, as Chinese "Flash" PMI came in better than expected. At 49.1, it is likely a month or so away from going over 50, indicating expansion.

  • European Shares Close Higher Despite Weak PMI

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports tech stocks lead euro zone markets higher, despite poor data on manufacturing output; CNBC's Rick Santelli takes a closer look at housing; and an update on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Choppy, choppy...another day with no follow through from the prior day. Futures up all night after the big down day yesterday. It's like every day we wake up and there is no memory of the prior days.

  • Bob Pisani

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

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