A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani has reported on Wall Street and the stock market from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for more than a decade. Pisani covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990-1995, then moved on to cover corporate management issues before moving to the New York Stock Exchange in 1997.
He was nominated twice for a "CableACE Award"—in 1993 and 1995.
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, Bob 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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No surprises from the Fed — that's putting it mildly. Worries about Greece, and maybe the economy, seems to have neutered the Fed completely. Yes, no change in the "exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for an extended period" phrase, but we knew that. Nothing on selling their stash of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) or agency debt, nothing on increasing the rate they pay on reserves. But the biggest disappointment..?
S&P cuts debt of Spain. And traders are already speculating that, since rating agencies tend to move in bunches, Ireland could be next for a downgrade. Here's what an Irish paper, the Independent, had to say about the state of finances in Ireland a few days ago.
The 2-year Greek bond passed a 23 percent yield, which must surely be some kind of selling climax. National Bank of Greece (NBG) is up 10 percent. Meantime, the Greeks are boldly going to the heart of the problem: they have banned short selling of stocks for the next two months.
The S&P 500 has stabilized after Europe closed at 11:30am ET. Two important points about today's trading: First, The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) was up as much as 20 percent today, its biggest one-day jump in several weeks, to the highest levels since February. And second..?
U.S. stocks weakened today as European indices headed south. Those European indices, which were weak all morning, weakened further about 11am ET, upon hearing that Portugal's long term sovereign credit ratings were lowered by S&P to A- from A+.
International stocks are weaker this morning. Greece stocks are infecting Portugal and Spain (both down more than 2 percent). China's Shanghai Composite Index is down another 2 percent, to the lowest levels since October last year, as they have been tightening rules on property borrowing recently...
Is there a tougher businesss to be in than construction in the U.S.? Still, Eagle Materials, which makes concrete, cement and wallboard, reported earnings ahead of expectations — a gain of 4 cents, better than the loss of 3 cents expected. The good and bad news..?
Despite worries on Greece and financial reform, market shows no signs of giving up gains. All major indices are at new highs. Modest weakness in financials is being offset by strong gains in the cyclical sectors — materials, industrials, and consumer discretionary. One key indicator — new highs on the NYSE — is sitting near multiyear highs.
Europe trading up, despite yields widening on Greek debt once again. Elsewhere, Caterpillar and Whirlpool reported sales and earnings better than expected, both raised guidance. And the US Treasury Department said it would approve a sale of 1.5 billion shares of Citigroup — just the beginning...
If Greece leaves the euro, this will be a rolling crisis, not one that ends next Monday.
Morgan Stanley said investors should not buy Friday's pullback in Chinese stocks because the market has topped.
Eight were scheduled to price overnight, and so far only six have made it.
It may be a lackluster trading day, but once again banks are rallying to new highs.
Hedge fund managers like Paul Singer, Dan Loeb and Seth Klarman have been big backers of gay marriage in recent years.
Investors believe the global economy is positioned to weather Greece's potential exit from the euro zone, Jason Trennert said.
The BIS finds the global economy's reliance on monetary policy "deeply troubling," the FT reports.