A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani has reported on Wall Street and the stock market from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for more than a decade. Pisani covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990-1995, then moved on to cover corporate management issues before moving to the New York Stock Exchange in 1997.
He was nominated twice for a "CableACE Award"—in 1993 and 1995.
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, Bob 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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Still no signs of inflows into U.S. mutual funds, according to TrimTabs. Charles Biderman phoned to say that U.S. equity funds continued to see outflows of $5 billion in October. Still, it's the smallest outflow since April.
The New Austerity: be careful what you wish for. Trading desks talking about a piece Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian wrote in the Washington Post this morning...Paul Ryan notwithstanding, it will be a tough time for austerity buffs. It's easy to argue against cap and trade. You can cast symbolic votes to get rid of healthcare reform, but trying to starve the beast by eliminating funding for different parts of it will be a grueling, exhausting slog.
Exxon reported a modest beat—important to look at the earnings stream, because the profits are big. Upstream earnings—that's exploration and production of oil and gas $5.47 billion—$1.46 billion more than same period last year—this is the first full quarter with XTO included.
Treasurys, which have been trading poorly for several weeks, are down again today...the possibility of a very modest QE2 program from the Fed (see the Hilsenrath piece in the WSJ this morning) is pushing the dollar up and pressuring commodity, industrial, and energy stocks.
Earnings: inflation rears its head, compressing margins at big users of raw materials. My prior reported noted strength in the luxury retailers—but let's look at the other side of the coin today—the middle market, particularly home improvement, continues to see terrible results. And one reason margin is under pressure is inflation.
IPO market flashing warning signs
Traders will likely do after the disappointing jobs data what they have been doing for the past six weeks or so: nothing.
Liquidnet has opened a dark pool to trade bonds.
These are not normal times and anyone who relies on seasonality exclusively is courting trouble.
Market conditions and stabilizing economic data could lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in October, David Lebovitz said.
Stocks sank and investors ran to Treasurys after a disappointing jobs report pushed off expectations for a Fed rate hike into 2016.
The economy created 142,000 jobs in September, a number that whiffed on expectations and could cool expectations that the Fed will start raising rates.