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.
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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So we have yet another plan to help save homeowners in trouble, the latest in a long string of proposals. Are they enough to solve the housing market's problems? Is this a game changer? There's plenty of skeptics who think the answer is an outright no.
Modest rally here, but not on the Senate hearings. Merrill moving up on reports in a Japanese newspaper that CEO John Thain has said he would not need to raise more capital. This has lifted financial stocks like JP Morgan and Citi, which has in turn raised the Dow.
Stocks popped at 10 am ET as the ISM services index came in above expectations (but still showing signs of contraction). The dollar has been on a see-saw all day, rallying overnight on concerns over more writedowns of European banks, than dropping on the poor initial jobless claims report, than rallying somewhat on the ISM services report.
407,000 initial jobless claims is the highest since the 425,000 reading of Sept 16, 2005. Disappointing. Futures dropped 8 points, bonds rallied. Continuing concerns over writedowns of European banks caused a brief rally in the dollar, but the poor jobless claims has taken much of the gains out.
The second quarter has begun, a big rally on big volume held to the close. Let's review where we are, and where we might be going. At the close of the first quarter, the typical trader position was long commodities and bonds, short stocks.
So where's the bottom? Lowry's, the oldest technical analysis service in the United States, put out a long note this morning in which they somewhat sourly concluded, "Our analysis of the forces of Supply and Demand suggests that calls to buy may be premature."
Banks lead this week after underperforming this year. Rising rates provide a boost.
Stocks are at new highs, but where are the bargains?
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The falling out between Bill Gross and his one-time partner Mohamed El-Erian has quickly turned into one of the ugliest bust-ups in recent history.
The founder of a hedge fund with $21 billion under management provided three investing rules and three favorite stocks.
Former executives at Dewey & LeBoeuf were accused of using accounting gimmicks to fool banks and investors.