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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So Dow is up 400 Tuesday, down 300 on Wednesday, up almost 300 today...guys on the floor have finally figured out how to make money in this market. Come in every other day. It started with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this week (both up over 50 percent for the week), but this week's rally quickly spread to financials, then finally to other large cap stocks like GE.
Dollar rallying again today, up 1.7 percent since the close on Monday. The bold analyst call of the day (week, month, year?) goes to Punk Ziegel's Richard Bove, who last night titled his piece, "The Financial Crisis is Over," calling the Bear Stearns sale the watershed event, and concluded by saying "this is a once in a generation opportunity" to buy financial stocks.
There are reports this morning that Fannie Mae has won the capital relief some have asked for. At 9 am OFHEO (Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight--Fannie's regulator) has scheduled a conference call to discuss alleviating some of the capital constraints on Fannie and Freddie.
Morgan Stanley's financial analyst team put out a long report on the state of financials this morning. The title is: "Looking for a Bottom." They are not bullish, they're just less bearish. They argue it's time to reduce short positions on large cap banks, for example, and are less bearish toward other financial sectors.
Bear Stearns is moving up again, up 58 percent to $7.62. There is no way to explain this move up other than there are some people who believe that the terms of the deal will be improved or there will be a white knight to make a counter bid.
Good reports from Lehman and Goldman, and housing starts are above expectations. Core PPI up 0.5 percent is higher than the 0.3 percent expected, but that is being pushed aside in favor of the more bullish housing starts data.
Retailers struggle with elevated promotions, nimble competitors and kids' preference of tech over clothes.
It's the biggest complaint of the trading community this year: where has all the volume gone?
Alibaba filed an amended statement this morning, but investors are still waiting to see the IPO terms.
Emerging markets are gathering steam, a sign of the U.S. rally's global heft.
A number of banks, including JPMorgan Chase and four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks this month.
Caught in a tug of war between a tightening U.S. Fed and an easing European Central Bank, yields have taken dramatic turns this week.
A program to change the way small-company stocks are traded has drawn worry that the initial steps are too tepid.