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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  • Reprofiling? Default for Greece is clearly on the agenda. Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of euro zone finance ministers, says they are considering "reprofiling" Greece's debt, which seems to mean extending the maturities. Call it what you want—reprofiling, or a "soft restructuring," but S&P has already noted that extending maturities is a form of default.

  • You can lay an intraday chart of the Dow Industrials over the euro/dollar, and they match.

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    Airlines are up 3 to 6 percent Monday on an interesting call from JPMorgan, which points out that despite a drop in jet fuel prices, there has not been a single revision to airline earnings.

  • Here are responses from NYSE and Deutsche Boerse to the withdrawal of the joint Nasdaq/ICE bid for NYSE Euronext.

  • Here's the NYSE response to the withdrawal of the joint Nasdaq/ICE bid for NYSE Euronext.

  • The market is for sale, and has a problem. It's not the Dominique Strauss-Kahn bombshell, though that doesn't help. The real issue is not the commodity selloff, and not just the European debt issues, it's the end of QE2...

  • Glencore is going public in a monster dual listing on the London Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange. (No NYSE? Gads!)

  • First, the European Commission said the Greek economy would contract more than previously. Now there's a headline from a German newspaper (Die Welt) that Germany favors a Greek "voluntary restructuring" (i.e. debt extension or worse), and that France opposes this.

  • Stocks in Europe were higher as German and French Q1 GDP were both above expectations, though Portugal had negative growth, while Spain and Italy eked out small gains.

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    Traders tell me that the Haute Look acquisition accounted for $0.20 lower, but since they only lowered by $0.15 if you ex-out Haute Look, they raised guidance by $0.05. Got that?

  • 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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