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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  • Annies Mac and Cheese

    Price talk on Friday was $14-$16, upped to $16-$18 Monday, priced at $19 Tuesday night, opens at $31.11! Organic foods! There are several explanations making the rounds of trading desks.

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    Data showing tepid growth in the U.S. and European economies were the talk of the trading desks Wednesday morning.

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    Good news on housing: Homebuilder Lennar reported excellent numbers this morning. Housing analysts and economists are breathing a sigh of relief, because KB Home had terrible numbers Friday. It now looks like KBH was an outlier.

  • A concerned trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Time for my quarterly rant on equity fund outflows (stop me if you've heard this, oh never mind, just listen).

  • Ben Bernanke

    Futures popped three or four points at 8 a.m. ET as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a speech to the National Association for Business Economists, once again moved markets on what he didn't say: He did not specifically rule out a third round of quantitative easing.

  • What happens if you have an IPO and no one trades? Or no one is able to trade? That's the problem that confronted stock exchange operator BATS.

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    The BATS IPO: an epic embarrassment. They will be studying this one in business schools for years.

  • KB Homes

    The Street is abuzz about home builder KB Home's disappointing numbers. Right across the board — orders, closings, margins, profits — all were below expectations. What's going on?

  • KB Homes

    Is the housing market weaker than we expected? What happened to KB Home? Down 13 percent pre-open. It reported an 8 percent DECREASE in new home orders! Huh? We were expecting 20 percent to 30 percent INCREASE.

  • Cloud computing has been all the rage recently in IPOs, but tonight a different IPO prices: a stock exchange! BATS Global Markets (ticker: BATS) plans to sell 6.3 million shares in the $16 to $18 range.

  • 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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