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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US stocks dropped on the disappointing nonfarm payroll report (39,000 jobs vs. about 150,000 expected) and an increase in unemployment to 9.8 percent from 9.6 percent. Revisions for September and October were slightly higher. Perhaps most disheartening is the 0 percent growth in the average hourly earnings.
Housing has been the missing ingredient in the bull argument that the economy is improving, but October pending home sales (which measures contracts, not closings, and is therefore a better forward-looking indicator) were WAY ABOVE expectations of 0 percent growth.
The US economy will improve, the gold bubble will pop and the US bond market will decline.
Will they or won't they give more to the IMF? It may be tough even if they want to. Stocks popped up midday on a Reuters headline that the U.S. may back a larger Euro financial stability package via the IMF (citing an unnamed official), which was shot down by a Dow Jones headline an hour later.
The Mexican peso leaped 2 percent against the dollar, briefly breaking past 20 to hit its strongest versus the greenback since Nov. 10.
Analysts Fred Cannon and Jeffery Harte discuss the impact of bank tax cuts on financials.
Natural gas futures plunged 9.5 percent as the prospects for another deep freeze faded.