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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Greece did get off its 6-month and one-year bill auction. The auction was well oversubscribed, but as expected they paid a high yield, of 4.55 percent and 4.85 for the 6 and 12 month respectively. The yield on the 6-month was 1.38 percent in the January auction.
If you're looking for turnaround in aluminum demand, you didn't hear it from Alcoa, other than a feeble comment that demand is "gradually improving."
While Europe initially rallied on the Greek aid package (a 30 billion euro loan package at roughly 5 percent for 3 yrs, plus an additional 15 billion euros from the IMF if needed), most European markets are unchanged as we approach the open of the U.S. Greece will come to market with a 1.2 billion euro offering 0f 6 to 12 month bills tomorrow.
Mid-afternoon trading: fairly broad advance developing, with retail, transports, and banks leading the way. Weakness in semis really preventing techs from breaking out. Retail sales. The good news: you can't deny that consumer spending picked up. What do retailers do from here?
Most European indices are down 1 percent or more this morning, as concerns about Greece continues. The spread on the 10-year Greek to comparable German bonds widened to 440 basis points. The dollar is up again. Also: March retail sales were even better than analyst expectations, despite the fact that analysts were aggressively raising numbers going into the end of the month.
Surprise! Stocks staged a modest rally — before slipping back on Fed rate-hike comments — on the results of the 10-year Treasury auction, which yielded 3.90 percent, above expectations of a yield of 3.94 to 3.95 percent. Indirect Bidders (generally viewed to be central banks) was 43.1 percent, well above the average of 40.6 percent...
Yikes! The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that 30-year fixed rate mortgages jumped a quarter point to 5.31 percent (!!) last week, the highest level level since August. Little wonder the volume of mortgage applications fell 11 percent. Also: retailer optimism and a caution on bank earnings. (UPDATED)