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.

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    NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer says that it appears that the merger with Deutsche Boerse will be blocked, with CNBC's Bob Pisani

  • Fitch Ratings

    David Riley, head of sovereign ratings for Fitch, has advised the European Central Bank to ramp up buying sovereign debt, and that the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) should be allowed to borrow money from the ECB. Hey, thanks for the advice. Now go back to your cubicle.

  • NYSE stock spiking up on reports that the EU Competition Commissioner will recommend a rejection of the proposed merger. This is not surprising: NYSE officials have felt for more than a month that the staff would vote against them.

  • But it isn't all rosy: just look at Philips Electronics, which was down 4 percent...

  • Earnings: gimme a break. The way the talk is, you'd think there is going to be some kind of titanic implosion of earnings coming. Balderdash.

  • Spanish bank Santander announced it has reached the 9 percent capital ratio required by the European Banking Authority, a full 6 months ahead of the June 2012 deadline. It was previously announced there was a shortfall of some 15.3 billion euros.

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy put on the sunny face: Meeting in Paris, Merkel says negotiations over a new multilateral treaty to address the debt issues are going well and she reiterated that it was possible to have a signed agreement by March.

  • Don't let the calm fool you: 2012 will be a make or break year for the euro and the euro zone. It is going to get very tricky from here on out.

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    S&P futures moved up to a two-month high as December nonfarm payrolls came in at 200,000, well above the 150,000 consensus; the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent from a revised 8.7 percent in November.

  • 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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