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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It's way too early to call it a success or disappointment, but one thing is sure: in this environment, it's orders that matter.
The French Caribbean in February: "Where are the French?" If you want to see how much the European crisis has touched everyone — but particularly the more well-heeled — take a quick trip to St. Martin and St. Barts. I just did, and when I asked hotel owners, cab drivers, and head waiters the usual, "How's business?" question, the near-universal answer was, "Comme ci, comme ça" (or so-so). Specifically: There are a lot fewer Europeans.
I'll be leaving town tomorrow for a few days of R&R, but here's a couple thoughts as we sail into yet another critical eurozone finance minister meeting: 1) Do the Europeans really want a deal with Greece? Depends on who you ask. The southern block...Italy, Portugal, Spain...most assuredly.
Mario Draghi’s kiss: Trying to put a pretty bow around the Greek bailout. Who woulda thunk it: The European Central Bank pulls a switcheroo and puts OSI before PSI. Mario Draghi said it, I didn’t: On Feb. 9, he said it was “highly premature” to comment on the Greek bailout, and implied the ECB would not participate until the terms of the private sector deal (PSI) were clear.
Greek brinkmanship: Is the European Union negotiating with the wrong parties? The concern is that after the Greek elections in April, the Greeks may attempt to renegotiate the deal. The EU leaders want to pre-empt that possibility by getting the two major parties to sign an agreement that they will enforce the austerity package signed on Sunday, regardless of the outcome.
Now it gets really interesting. Will the euro zone finance ministers approve the 130 billion euro ($169 billion) Greek bailout at their meeting on Monday? The odds of that happening seem to be greatly diminished. The Europeans seem not to be biting. Yes, they could agree to the deal with escrow provisions. That would be the most desirable outcome, but it will be very tough to get past the Greeks.
You may be sick of Greece and the European Union (I hear about it every day), but there is no doubt about its continuing grip on the markets.
Stocks weaker midday Tuesday, as euro-zone finance ministers appear unlikely to approve Greek bailout tomorrow. It appears as if finance ministers, originally scheduled to meet tomorrow, will merely have a conference call to discuss the Greek situation.
The speculation comes amid a fresh round of criticism the outspoken New York businessman has lobbed at the Fed.
The commodity's prices could quickly dive to $40 or lower if OPEC members leave Algeria on Wednesday without any promise of a deal.
Many on Wall Street agree with Donald Trump's criticism that the Fed waited too long to raise rates.