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  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 7:09 AM ET

What Traders Want Today

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Patience and courage. That is what is needed here. I have covered market panics in 1990, 1997, 1998, and 2001, and each time, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, the sun rose the next day and the markets recovered. »Read more
  Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

Markets: Why They're "Bored" Even With Stimulus Package

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Why are the markets yawning even though the President has announced a stimulus package? The reason is that 1) The extent of the consumer slowdown is uncertain, and 2) The extent of the global slowdown is uncertain. »Read more
  Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

Markets Want: More Cuts, More Stimulus, More Of A Bottom

Posted By: Bob Pisani
So where are we? The markets yawned at the President's stimulus plan, which is short on details; we are now at the lows of the day, the month, the last 52-weeks on the S&P 500. Any stimulus plan is good news, but the problem is the Street wants MORE: more stimulus, more cuts, more fear--more sense of a bottom that really is not yet present. »Read more
  Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

For Bulls And Bears: How Much Of a Slowdown Is There?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
So for bulls and bears it's a tough call either way: 1) How much do you believe the U.S. consumer is slowing down, and 2) How much ancillary slowdown will the global economy see. Bears say consumer slowdown has just begun, and global slowdown is just starting, with the U.K. already slowing. »Read more
  Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

Weak Markets: Bernanke Not Total Reason (Hedged Exposure)

Posted By: Bob Pisani
If you are wondering why the markets are weak, you cannot blame it all on Mr. Bernanke's somewhat downbeat testimony. The initial comments from Bernanke, on top of a very poor Philly Fed, down 20.1, the lowest since October 2001, set the tone early on. »Read more
  Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

Wall Street Chuckles Over Kaptur/Bernanke "Confusion"

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Uh, no, you must mean the other bald guy who's always around: desk traders on the Street are cracking up over this faux-pas by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur during an exchange with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke: »Read more
  Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

Ambac Possible Downgrade: "Death Knell" For ABK?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The big story this morning is in bond insurers. Bond insurers weak (again) today as Moody's placed Ambac under review for a possible ratings cut. What happened? Last month Moody's affirmed the rating with a Stable outlookaffirmed the rating with a Stable outlook. »Read more
  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

Economic Stimulus Package: What Might Actually Get Done

Posted By: Bob Pisani
A stimulus package is a big topic on the Street today after House Majority leader Steny Hoyer said a stimulus package could be law within a month. Senator Charles Schumer, speaking with our Erin Burnett, said it could involve: »Read more
  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 4:09 PM ET

Stimulus Pkg Talk, JPMorgan Help Make Modest Rally

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Stocks are rallying modestly off their mid-morning lows on several events: 1) Stimulus package talk--A stimulus package is a big topic on the Street today after House Majority leader Steny Hoyer said a stimulus package could be law within a month. »Read more
  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 12:35 PM ET

Market Has Big Opportunities -- For the Brave

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The obsession with trying to call a bottom is based on a very real historical fact: Slowdowns in the economy -- call it recessions if you want to -- are invariably followed by rallies. Big rallies. »Read more

About Trader Talk with Bob Pisani

  • Direct from the floor of the NYSE, Trader Talk with Bob Pisani provides a dynamic look at the reasons for the day’s actions on Wall Street. If you want to go beyond the latest numbers— Bob will tell you why the market does what it does and what it means for the next day’s trading.

 

  • A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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