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  Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

Street Finds Itself "Paved" With Gold Right Now

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Traders are blinking in disbelief at the commodity complex, as the S&P Energy Index (a basket of all the major energy stocks) has hit an historic high and gold stocks have gone parabolic. Look at what gold stocks have done in just the past two days: »Read more
  Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

Oil Prices: They're Actually Going To Go Down?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Oil has everyone ajar on Wall Street, but today Stratfor--a respected global geopolitical consultant--has put out a thought-provoking piece arguing that oil prices are likely to go DOWN, not up, in the coming months. A massive reduction in global demand due to a softer global economy? No, though that is the usual suspect the oil bears argue. »Read more
  Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

Futures Looking Up On Good Economic Numbers

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Futures up on several economic reports that are better than expected: 1) ADP report of gain of 65,000 jobs for December ( 40,000 private sector jobs in December + 25,000 government jobs = 65,000 total). »Read more
  Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

Out of Office Today

Posted By: Bob Pisani
I'm taking one of my vacation days so I'm not on the trading floor--but I'll be back tomorrow with new posts for a new year. See you then. »Read more
  Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 12:48 PM ET

Sector Volatility: 2007's Winners & Losers

Posted By: Bob Pisani
As we approach the end of the year, one thing is clear: It's been a long time since we have seen the sector volatility that we have seen this year. Look at the disparities: energy up 34% -- but financials down 21%. Materials up 21%, but consumer discretionary (autos, builders, retailers) down 13%... »Read more
  Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 9:08 AM ET

Big Caps Rise; Buffett in Bond, M&A Action

Posted By: Bob Pisani
With two days left in the trading year, the long reign of small caps over big caps appears to be over: The Dow Industrials are up 7.2 percent, the S&P 500 is up 4.1 percent, the Nasdaq is up 10.8 percent and the Russell 2000 is down 1.8 percent. »Read more
  Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 5:29 PM ET

Markets' Real Problem: Lack of Interest

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The headlines will read, "Markets sell off on Bhutto assassination" -- and while that was certainly a factor, don't kid yourself. The biggest losses occurred in the last half hour, long after the news came out, and they occurred right across the board. »Read more
  Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 2:12 PM ET

ETFs To Surge in 2008 (Think India, Carbon)

Posted By: Bob Pisani
It's been another big year for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), those baskets of stocks that trade like individual stocks. 2008 will also be a big year -- so here's what to look for. »Read more
  Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

Gold, Oil Up on Bhutto Death, Jobless

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Weakness today on: Bhutto assassination, weaker-than-expected jobless claims, durable goods. Gold, oil, bonds rally. Weak: emerging markets, financials. Airlines, down 2% yesterday, another 2% today: AMR, Northwest, Continental at new lows. Some retailers like Macys and Kohls also at new lows -- but the season was not the disaster some depicted. »Read more
  Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 9:10 AM ET

Bhutto Death, Durable Goods Pressure S&P

Posted By: Bob Pisani
S&P futures dropped 5 points on the reported death of Benazir Bhutto after a suicide bombing at a rally in Pakistan, then an additional 2 points as the durable goods report was below expectations. But according to MasterCard SpendingPulse, total U.S. retail sales, excluding automobile sales, rose 3.6% for the holiday season so far. »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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