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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China: Was the first quarter the bottom? China's Shanghai Index was up 1.8 percent overnight...on what? Well, bank lending hit a 14-month high...that's certainly good news. Credit does seem to be expanding. This is a big help to Chinese authorities: If they can improve the economy by just loosening credit controls, why bother to lower rates and risk higher inflation?
Barnes and Noble: e-book settlement looks negative for Nook. BKS down nearly 6 percent on heavy volume, began selling off just as several publishers announced a settlement in a DOJ lawsuit on price-fixing of e-books.
U.S. markets hold on to gains midday. What accounted for the sudden revival in confidence? While Alcoa, with its comments on steady aluminum demand and growth in autos and aerospace, was a help, it was clearly the comments from ECB Board member Coeure that the ECB stood ready to begin buying Spanish bonds that was the main catalyst for the turnaround, certainly in Europe.
Europe recovering a bit, no doubt helped by European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure, who said that the bank still had the option of buying Spanish government debt under its Securities Market Program. Also helping: Alcoa, up 5 percent pre-open.
This was an unusual day for this year: stocks started selling off right at the open and never recovered. Is that unusual? Yes, for this year. The usual pattern has been to bottom within an hour after the open, or at most by the European close, then rally. That didn't happen today.
OMG, earnings are only going to grow 1 percent this quarter! We're DOOMED! The wailing, the gnashing of teeth...really, people, let's everybody keep their shirts on. Can I ask a stupid question: Where the hell have you all been for the last four years?
Low-volume selloff: Is this a disaster, or an opportunity? The jury is still out. While overall volume has been poor this year, Apple is sucking up what little volume there is.