A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani has reported on Wall Street and the stock market from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for more than a decade. Pisani covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990-1995, then moved on to cover corporate management issues before moving to the New York Stock Exchange in 1997.
He was nominated twice for a "CableACE Award"—in 1993 and 1995.
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, Bob 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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I've just returned from a week in Charleston, South Carolina, where the shrimp fisherman are starting to see higher prices for their shrimp due to limitations on fishing in the Gulf. Also: Hedge funds are in trouble. And the first evidence of earnings impact from the 6-month oil drilling moratorium is being seen today.
Today is an excellent example of the headline risk that bedevils the stock market, and will likely continue to do so. First, vaguely bellicose comments from North Korea earlier in the morning took the Dow down modestly (less than one percent). Then, when Fitch downgraded Spain's debt rating, the Dow lost about 100 points; it has since come off its lows. What else..?
Considerable confusion surrounding the president's new order on Gulf of Mexico drilling, most of it not good for the deepwater drillers: 1) a 6-month moratorium on permitting for new offshore oil and gas wells 2) the halting of all deepwater wells. The second part was a surprise to everyone. The issue: how does this affect earnings of deepwater drillers?
Italy successfully auctioned 3, 7, & 10 year notes Friday, which should further calm markets. Bottom line: for the moment, it appears that European countries can access capital markets, with the possible exception of Greece. Now they just have to sell the austerity programs. Also: Sell in May and go to..?
With the euro relatively stable against the dollar and the yen (though weaker late in the morning), most European indices are up 2 to 3 percent. This may be partly due to comments from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which raised its growth forecast for this year and 2011.
These are two developments next week that may impact markets.
Beige Book report was filled with commentary that is mostly positive on the US economy.
We have what traders call "degrossing," where participants are simply taking down overall exposure a bit.
Four Chinese regulatory agencies have issued a joint statement "encouraging" listed companies to take action to shore up their shares.
Ray Dalio's fund slumped in August and some investors blame the strategy of such funds for the volatility that slammed stocks and commodities.
For all the talk about the 250,000 jobs a month the economy is creating, workers' real wages are going backward.
Volatility could probably last anywhere from three to four months, Brian Jacobsen of Wells Fargo said.