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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  • You can say today is "risk off" or "risk on" but the simple fact is the stock market is still being driven by risk on/risk off in general.

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    China reported on Wednesday that industrial output increased 13.4 percent in April year-over-year, still respectable, but lower than last month. Also: Is a market top in crude a leading indicator for a top in stocks?

  • If this continues for another day or so, you can expect the usual rumors to surface that a commodity trading firm is blowing up.

  • First, China Zenix Auto International (ZX), the largest commercial wheel manufacturer in China, doesn't even price..!

  • Stocks are lower as gasoline futures hit limit down ($0.25) , and were halted for 5 minutes. Crude was also halted. Crude supplies showed an unexpected gain. Refiners are getting hit particularly hard. Why are stocks down?

  • Rajaratnam guilty on all 14 counts of conspiracy and securities fraud. The Raj Rajaratnam verdict has generated some desk chatter but has no relevance to market activity: Most traders had no sympathy for Rajaratnam in the first place.

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    Macy's got the retail earnings season off to a strong start: $0.30, well above the $0.18 consensus. Commodities sliding. And Chinese IPOs look worse and worse.

  • Important rotation today, as major indices move up midday. While all the major indices are just shy of new highs, there are some standouts.

  • I noted last week that recent Chinese IPOs have been hot out of the gate, and faded fast. This week, we have three more IPOs from China, and now...they're not even hot out of the gate.

  • I made note this morning of Dean Foods' ability to pass on notable price increases, partly to offset rising dairy costs. Dean Curnutt of Macro Risk Advisors compiled an interesting list of commentary on food inflation from recent food company conference calls.

  • 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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