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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Portugal successfully floated debt in two auctions, but at a very high yield. In one auction, $839 million of notes due in 2013 were sold at a yield of 4.086 percent; the previous auction of the same maturity was sold at a yield of 3.597 percent. At these yields, why not issue debt?
How long can this last? Not only is the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) down to its lowest levels since May, but the Trin has been below 1 for almost the entire 3 trading days of the current month. A Trin below 1 indicates that more volume is going to stocks on the upside versus stocks on the upside; in other words, upside momentum.
S&P futures popped 10 points on nonfarm payrolls. August nonfarm payrolls, at minus 54,000, much better than expectations of a loss of 120,000, private payrolls up 67,000, also better than a gain of 44,000 expected. Also helping futures: a large revision to July, now a loss of 54,000 jobs, down from an earlier estimate of a loss of 131,000 jobs.
August same-store sales better than expected. Maybe those tax-free sales days made a difference: 17 states had at least one tax-free weekend in August, up from 13 last year, including big states like Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and it looks like they made a difference.
Utilities are one of the hottest sectors this year, but investors may want to be suspicious about the climb.
For months we have watched energy, materials, and global industrials weaken on concerns about oil oversupply and slower global growth.
Bob Pisani discusses dividend ETFs and the varying amounts of energy exposure.
I get why there is concern in Europe, but I don't at all get the selloff in U.S. banks.
This is how beggar-thy-neighbor monetary policies work, and perhaps why they ultimately fail.
UBS has reacted to the financial market turbulence by freezing salaries for its investment bankers until at least mid year. The FT reports.
Janet Yellen is expected to attempt to balance raising interest rates against the risks of a weaker global economy.