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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  • Greek Parliament

    The leaders of Greece's three main political parties are meeting with Prime Minister Lucas Papademos this morning — if they can get into the building. A 24-hour strike has shut down all government services. Everything. Even the museum workers are on strike. Opposition leader Antonis Samaras has already said he opposes any further austerity measures. Surprise: He is the leader in opinion polls to win the elections scheduled for April.

  • A European Union, left, and a Hungarian national flag, fly outside the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Hungary's central bank, in Budapest.

    Austerity watchers take note: the Prime Minister of Romania resigned today, the latest European leader felled by anti-austerity fury. Romania was the receiver of a 20-billion euro loan in 2009, on condition of deep austerity cuts.

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    Another Greek “deadline” passes, with still no agreement on the private sector debt deal, or the terms for the 130 billion euro ($170 billion) bailout money. And on the key negotiation — between the Greek politicians — there is still only noise about a “tentative” deal. Whenever you despair of understanding the mess in Greece, try — as I have — to explain it to your mother.

  • It's hard to put the blame just on Facebook, but the spate of IPOs has been disappointing this week. Several IPOs came, but not many did well.

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    ECB head Mario Draghi will again be in the hot seat next Thursday, during what would normally be a routine meeting of the ECB's Governing Council. But nothing is normal anymore at the ECB.

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    S&P futures jump 10 points on January nonfarm payroll blowout: 243,000, nearly twice estimates. Everything was better: private payrolls, unemployment rate, average workweek, even November and December numbers were revised higher.

  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) closed below 18 for the first time since July 22, 2011. Sounds like the markets aren't too worried about anything, right? Hmm...

  • Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg is making noises that he wants a new kind of company. How about this: letting the users in on the IPO! It's been done before.

  • View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    Over dinner last night with several managing directors for a large equity desk, the first topic of conversation was not, “What's going to happen after the NYSE-Deutsche Boerse merger gets turned down?” It was, “What the hell is going on with this lousy volume? My desk is dead.”

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    I noted today (Wednesday) that January consolidated volume was about 18 percent lower than the same period last year. That is bad, and traders have cited the usual suspects (fear, less prop desk trading, low volatility).

  • 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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