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 thumbs down on the EU package would effectively be seen as a "no" to the euro zone. No more money would be forthcoming.

  • Reuters (citing EU and IMF Board sources) saying that the next tranche of Greek aid (8 billion euros) is unlikely to be paid out until after a Greek referendum is held.

  • Greece

    The European Central Bank: The big bazooka. There are plenty of important events this week, from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's presser to the Group of 20 nations (G20) to nonfarm payrolls. But the story most closely watched is ECB President Mario Draghi's first press conference tomorrow. Why? Not just because many believe he may cut interest rates a month early, it's that many are betting he will reiterate that he is going to continue to buy sovereign bonds.

  • Stocks fell on word there was a referendum, rose when it appeared there might not be a referendum and fell going into the close when a Greek spokesperson said there would be a referendum. Whatever. The damage has been done either way.

  • Markets rallied off the lows midday Tuesday, on a headline citing a Greek Socialist Party officials that the call for a national referendum was "basically dead." If this is true, the big issue is now the confidence vote on Friday.

  • The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    The question of the morning: what on earth was Greek Prime Minister Papandreou thinking when he called for a referendum on the EU deal? It's not a rhetorical question. As far as I can gather, this was his thinking...

  • The euro drooped, along with the U.S. stock market, about 2pm ET when the Greek Prime Minister announced: 1) a referendum on the new European agreement, and 2) a vote of confidence on the government in the Greek parliament.

  • What is so special about 6 percent? To a certain extent, interest rates over 6 percent are being viewed as a referendum on the Berlusconi government. But there's something more important...

  • I was on Power Lunch recently with Michael Lewis, author of "Boomerang," a series of essays on the problems that Iceland, Ireland and others have had due to the global debt crisis. There is a very amusing chapter on a visit he made to Greece a short while ago. Here are some excerpts.

  • A lot of attention being paid to MF Global's bankruptcy this morning and to whether CEO Jon Corzine will be leaving or not, and whether his expected $12.1 million payout is excessive or not. But there's a lot more talk about Nabors CEO Eugene Isenberg...

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    A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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