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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  • A triple whammy this morning: China, coordinated central bank action, and better than expected ADP report.

  • The idea being floated is that rather than begin the long process of changing the treaties to create an enforcement mechanism, member states should initiate bilateral agreements that could be quickly implemented under an EU procedure known as "Enhanced Cooperation."

  • Bob Pisani is on vacation. He will return Wednesday, November 30.

  • What's up with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)? China slowdown, euro-zone decay, S&P down nearly 8 percent in 6 trading days...but the VIX remains stuck around 33, unchanged from more than a week ago.

  • Europe is now facing a serious crisis. The bond market is closing to euro zone sovereign countries — and those that are open are charging exorbitant rates. And yet, Germany still seems to be focused on academic issues around treaty changes.

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    Contagion at the core. A poor auction of German bunds — some are calling it an outright failure, since the bid to cover ratio was below 1 if the Bundesbank bids are excluded — seems to have shocked traders in Europe. The average yield was 1.98 percent.

  • In another sign the deficit committee is impacting the markets, stocks have rallied off their lows on a single headline from Senator Max Baucus, a member of the deficit reduction committee: "We're still going forward" implying negotiations were ongoing, citing a "new idea."

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    Another market debacle, and with good reason: the apparent failure of the deficit committee means another 12 months of uncertainty over deficit reduction and the direction of tax policy. That is a clear negative.

  • U.S. futures and European stocks are just off their lows for the day on more tail risk in Europe and the failure of the U.S. debt-reduction committee to come to an agreement.

  • I am out of the office today, Friday, on assignment but I will return on Monday with new posts on the market. See you then.

  • 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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