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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Bears are arguing that the ISM Services report--well below expectations--is the final nail in the rescission coffin. We now have several very weak data points in the last week: ISM Services, nonfarm payrolls, and new home sales. Only durable good orders recently have been above expectations.
Want to see how important global growth has become? YUM Brands beat, but look at the growth: mainland China same store sales up 17 percent, 5 percent growth worldwide, 1 percent in the U.S. YUM now gets nearly 45 percent of its sales outside the U.S.
The biggest problem the market has is the choppy economic data we have been getting, which is muting investor enthusiasm despite the Fed cuts. But there are definite positive developments, including: 1) we appear to have put in a short-term bottom; 2) market up on Friday on very bad jobs report a good sign; 3) Microsoft offer for Yahoo.
The retailers, financials, and home builders are leading the market down. Again. These groups have outperformed because of the short covering in the past two weeks; that bid may now be fading. But China? Lots to report.
Floor traders are in a great mood after the Giants win! President Bush acknowledging a weaker economy will lead to higher deficits. Looking for budget deficit to double to $410 billion. What's up with China? Shanghai Composite up 8% overnight. And: Airlines looking up.
Futures dropped at 8:30 ET because jobless claims numbers higher than expected have somewhat hopes that the nonfarm payrolls report tomorrow will be stronger than expected. There are two noteworthy trends from companies announcing earnings:
Inflation worries continue. If the comments from companies during the last three days is any indication, Americans will be spending significantly more for food in the near future, due to significantly higher costs for corn, soybeans, sugar, and cocoa.
Ian Harnett, a European analyst at Absolute Strategy Research, believes stocks will rally another 20 percent in 2014.
Facebook and Apple initially cheered markets, but the bounce didn't last long.
Michael Yoshikami is no Apple fanboy but he thinks the company's innovation pipeline did not die with Steve Jobs and it's ridiculous to say otherwise.