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 2017, Pisani was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Security Traders Association of New York for "dedication to the Association and the Industry."

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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  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    While the market sold off because traders did not get QE3, it is now coming back. That's likely because traders have taken a few minutes to read the Fed statement more carefully.

  • A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    So euro zone members want to bring down borrowing costs in Europe?  Good idea.  That was the one tangible idea from the G20 meeting, but unfortunately they didn't say how that would be accomplished. 

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    Even though virtually everyone has adopted the "it doesn't matter what happens to Greece, the euro is breaking up" mantra, the markets are acting like nothing particularly important is happening.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    That didn't last long either — European markets are mostly down because the focus has now shifted to Italy and Spain.

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    This is one of those trading ideas that float around that sounds plausible, but it's not.

  • Job Losses

    Futures rally for the wrong reason: Initial jobless claims are continuing to move in the wrong direction, again a bit above consensus for the week; the prior week was also revised slightly higher.

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    I have been asked repeatedly about what will happen with the Greek elections this weekend. The trading community seems paralyzed, unsure what or how to trade. They see headlines of more bank withdrawals, people stockpiling pasta in Athens.

  • Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    The man shone today (Wednesday), in Congress and in an interview on our air with Mary Thompson. If this was a boxing match, Dimon flat-out won. He was confident without being cocky — JPMorgan stock rose on heavy volume.

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    Proposals for tighter European banking and fiscal integration are coming soon. The next big dates after the Greek election this weekend is the Group of 20 (G20) nations meeting June 18-19, and the European Union summit June 28-29.

  • 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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