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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  • Most likely outcome of the Greek confidence vote: An interim government that immediately approves the EU package. The most pressing issue is money — Greece has run out. They need the 8 billion euros ($11 billion) from the troika fast. If they don't clearly approve the European Union package, they don't get the money, which means they will face an immediate crisis even before they are able to hold an election.

  • I've received some questions about where the board of directors of MF Global was during the time when Jon Corzine took on so much additional risk. What were they told about what MF Global was doing? What did they know?

  • "Under the current conditions, the new debt deal is unavoidable and must be safeguarded," Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras said.

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    Jefferies has been halted twice Thursday morning. The halts occurred within 10 minutes of each other and highlight a problem with the single stock circuit breakers.

  • 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...

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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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