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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I can't prove this, but I believe it — I think that at the margins, high frequency trading exacerbates the price swings on high volume days. But that doesn't mean I think high frequency trading is the source of all our problems.
"It's pretty simple," he said. "About 53 percent of my trades are winners, 47 percent are losers...we make a penny [gross revenue] on each winner, so you can figure out my profits if you know the volume...but on any given trade, it's a coin toss as to whether we make anything."
I was on the phone with one of the oldest traders I know (up 6 percent this year) as the Dow hit down 500 a short while ago. "Hold on, I gotta call you back," he said. When he did, 15 minutes later, he had covered all his shorts.
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Banks have kicked off earnings season with a bang, but why did the initial pop lose steam?
Still, hedge funds manage a record of nearly $3 trillion, according to industry tracker HFR.
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Shares of Deutsche Bank hit levels from before the news of the DOJ's demand for a $14 billion settlement.