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  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
  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

Intel's Drop Will Drag S&P Down With It

Posted By: Bob Pisani
With the Intel disappointment, S&P futures are trading below August lows and we are now certain to see the S&P 500 -- but not the Dow -- trade at 52-week lows. »Read more
  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 3:56 PM ET

"Shorter" Is Better Today For Markets

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Who's making money today? The shorts, in fact some of them are getting positively bold. The big movers are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that specialize in Ultrashort positions--that is, as the indexes behind these stocks go down, say, 5 percent, these UltraShort funds GAIN 10 percent--twice the inverse. »Read more
  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 11:38 AM ET

Citi "Proves" Financial Bottom Is Not Here Yet

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Major indices are again at important technical levels. The small-cap Russell 2000 is again at 52-week low; and if we close here the Dow Industrials and the S&P 500 will both be at 10-month lows. The problem is principally with Citi and the realization that the bottom is not in. The equation here is simple: no "kitchen sink" quarter + consumer deteriorating = stock dead in water. »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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