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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  • Every day, traders write to me saying, have you ever seen anything like this rally, Bob? When was the last time you saw this? Well, now we know, thanks to the number crunchers at Bespoke: it's pretty rare. Since September 1, the S&P 500 is up 27 percent.

  • Flash Crash Advisory Commission supports supplementing single stock circuit breakers, consolidated audit trail. The Flash Crash Commission (officially the Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues) is meeting this morning...and surprise! The Advisory Committee has issued a summary report...really a series of recommendations.

  • Interesting economic numbers this morning....watch the inflation numbers.

  • Futures dropped a couple points just before 9 AM ET...there are reports that an Iranian naval official has said they will send two warships through the Suez Canal...this was noted yesterday, then discounted, and is appearing AGAIN this morning...apparently this is coming from Iran's Press TV station...gold has also ticked up on this.

  • Flash Crash Redux: will we ever find out what happened in the Flash Crash?

  • Why doesn't the market go down any more? That is the most common question I am asked.

  • Cynics who saw inflows into U.S. equity mutual funds in January dismissed it as a fluke, convinced that...just like last year...February would once again see outflows.

  • Traders puzzled by the weaker than expected January retail sales, reported yesterday, might have a partial answer from Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna, who in a note to clients said the IRS delay in processing federal tax refunds may have been a contributor , though he notes its ultimate impact was likely minor.

  • Stocks off their highs mid-morning, traders citing comments from Israel's foreign minister that two Iranian war ships planned to go through the Suez Canal, possibly en route to Syria.

  • Homebuilding stocks are up this morning as January Housing Starts were well above expectations—but does anyone bother to read these reports anymore? The surge was all multi-family.

  • 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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