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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  • 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.

  • Futures have been up all morning but were little changed by the morning's economic news, as January Housing Starts were a tad stronger than expected, Building Permits a tad weaker. Both January Producer Price Index and Core PPI were stronger than expected; the dollar rallied on that news.

  • Duncan Niederauer, CEO of the NYSE Euronext, and Reto Francioni, CEO of the Deutsche Boerse, presented a series of slides to journalists assembled in the NYSE boardroom in New York and the DB boardroom in Frankfurt that highlighted the compelling synergies of the deal.

  • While the major indices have not been able to get anywhere near positive territory today, the Dow Jones Transportation Average has been quietly climbing since early this morning and is now in positive territory, a point or two from breaking past the old closing high of 5228.30 on January 17.

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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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