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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    I noted today (Wednesday) that January consolidated volume was about 18 percent lower than the same period last year. That is bad, and traders have cited the usual suspects (fear, less prop desk trading, low volatility).

  • NYSE Trader

    Over dinner last night with several managing directors for a large equity desk, the first topic of conversation was not, “What's going to happen after the NYSE-Deutsche Boerse merger gets turned down?” It was, “What the hell is going on with this lousy volume? My desk is dead.”

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    The S&P 500 may close at its highest level since July, just before the markets explosion on the euro-crisis, the failure of U.S. lawmakers to agree on a debt extension, and the downgrade of U.S. debt by Standard and Poor's on August 5.

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    The problem: 1) handling fractional share purchases and 2) resistance from institutions and advisors who would make less money using ETFs. How much less money?

  • Facebook

    Amid persistent reports that Facebook will be filing its S-1 this week, there's been intense speculation about what exchange (NYSE or Nasdaq) it would choose.

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    Bottom line about earnings Tuesday: not a disaster, but no big beats. And with the S&P rallying 4.1 percent this month, that is a problem.

  • NYSE trader

    The 27 EU Commissioners meet to vote on the merger tomorrow (Wednesday). The European Commission merger review team has already recommended the merger should be blocked.

  • Groundhog handler Ben Hughes watches Punxsutawney Phil after he did not see his shadow predicting an early spring during the 125th annual Groundhog Day festivities on February 2, 2011 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

    Groundhog Day comes early. Stop me if you've seen this headline before: “Greece’s Papademos Says Major Progress Made in Debt-Swap Talks.” Groundhog Day may be two days away, but in the European Union, every day is...oh forget it.

  • NYSE trader

    NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer's comment in Davos that there was only a "glimmer of hope" on the NYSE Euronext-Deutsche Boerse deal is a blunt recognition that the deal was sunk by a combination of a euro crisis that has engulfed the continent, and furious lobbying by euro banks whose derivatives business might be hurt by the deal.

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    I'm in Hollywood, Florida for the 5th Annual Inside ETF Conference, the largest exchange-trade funds conference in the world, with a record 1,200 attendees. Here are the hot topics.

  • 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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