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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  • 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.

  • Risk Is Back as Fund Managers Turn Bullish on Equities

    Presumably it wasn't for use by management. I found this gem buried in this morning's conference call from Dupont: "One bright spot was the continued robust demand in industrial chemicals for cyanide..."

  • A Dangerous Point in the Market

    This is a dangerous point in the market. The shorts got blown out of the market yesterday in what several traders called a "sucker rally" in the last hour of trading. What happened?

  • Is CAT Stock Bottoming?

    CAT took all of 20 minutes after the opening to turn modestly positive on heavy volume, despite a cautious outlook on 2013.

  • Where Are We in the Earnings Cycle?

    Take a simple question: Where are we in the earnings cycle? Is this a trough, or not? If you can answer that, you'll have a good read on where stocks should go.

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

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