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.


  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    This weekend: A Group of 20 nations meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Mexico City. The debate will be simple: Should there be additional capital contributions to the International Monetary Fund? This is going to be contentious.

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    "We are in the worst economic crisis since 1929," Credit Agricole CEO Jean-Paul Chifflet. If you think the Greece mess is costless or bloodless, just look at the European bank news this morning. At least four banks posted poor earnings and cited losses on their Greek holdings.

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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.

  • Beach

    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.

  • Greek Parliament

    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

    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.

  • The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, showing a woman holding up the symbol of the Euro, stands outside the European Parliament building.

    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.

  • Greek Parliament

    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.

  • Market Reaction to FOMC Minutes

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Rick Santelli provide instant reaction to the Fed's announcement on the economy.

  • Home Construction

    Home building: An awful lot of optimism built into the spring home buying season!

  • 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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