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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The commodity/dollar trade continues today. Stock futures fell about 4 points pre-open as the dollar firmed and as commodities moved off their highs. Despite the move lower, commodities remain up on the day, rebounding from yesterday’s weakness. Subsequently, commodity stocks are slightly higher today, rising 1 percent-2 percent pre-open.
Highlighted by a 5-week low in crude oil today, the weakness in the commodity complex and the subsequent mid to high single digit declines in commodity stocks this afternoon have been in-focus all day. After a significant rally from March to June, commodity stocks continue to add to their recent sell-off with today’s declines.
Stocks briefly lost a little bit of steam as Fitch downgraded the state of California's long-term general obligation bond rating to "A-" from "A" and placed the bonds on Rating Watch negative "based on the magnitude of the state's financial and institutional challenges and persistent economic and revenue weakening."
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