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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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  • The reputation of the U.S. is declining overseas. During my recent trip to Turkey, I got smacked in the face by a rotating cast of international fund managers, Turkish businessmen...even tour guide operators...all furious that the U.S. appeared to be dropping the ball and shirking its responsibility to make sure the U.S. Treasury bond was the gold standard (read: "risk-free standard") for the world.

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    Just back from ten days in Turkey, a country with one of the strongest growth rates in the world — over 9 percent, on a par with China. I was accosted by several European money managers furious about the U.S.'s inability to deal with the debt ceiling extension.

  • Bob Pisani is away on vacation. He will be back Wednesday, July 27.

  • Stocks came off their highs right after 10:30am ET, when traders threw a hissy fit and sold the market after Mr. Bernanke threw cold water on QE3 during his congressional testimony. Shortly after, I ran into an old trader friend on the NYSE floor I hadn't seen in some time.

  • Stocks began to fade about 10:30am ET. That's when Mr. Bernanke, testifying for a second day in Congress, responded to the question "Why not start a new round of easing?" — by saying that the Fed was "not prepared to take further action." Why not?

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    JPMorgan traded up 2 percent pre-open on a decent quarterly report...the stock goes up on just a decent report? Yes, because the expectations have been VERY LOW

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    Stocks are off their highs on several issues: 1) Hawkish comments from Dallas Fed's Fisher critical of QE2 and implying there was no way he would support QE3;

  • In between the rants of congressmen, Mr. Bernanke was asked a somewhat improbable question: is gold money?

  • Deutsche Boerse shareholders have tendered 60.16 percent of their shares as of this morning, the final day of voting. They need 75 percent to approve the merger. They have until 6pm tonight (New York time) to vote.

  • 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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