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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Uh-oh, looks like big sales are coming. November Retail comp store sales are disappointing. RetailMetrics started off the month estimating gains of 2.6 percent for November compared to the same period last year, but by the end of the month it was down to 2.2 percent, and the final numbers may be even worse. It looks like about 75 percent are missing expectations; normally 60 percent beat expectations. Ugh!
Traders will have their eyes on the nation’s retailers tomorrow as they report their November same-store sales numbers. Although a strong back-to-school season and an early flurry of cold weather helped boost retailers’ sales in September and October, November has been another story despite the very easy comparisons to last year’s figures.
Retail spending for Black Friday was up 0.5 percent, about as expected. Traffic was much better than last year, but the average person in that mall spent a bit less.
For all the talk about a lack of transparency on the part of Dubai World, for all the talk about how they dumped it on the market over a long holiday, for all the talk about retail sales fractionally up on Black Friday being a disappointment (why?), the markets are...flat this morning.