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  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
  Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 1:29 PM ET

Out Of The Office Today

Posted By: Bob Pisani
I am out of the office today, or rather off the market floor. I'll be back soon with more posts. See you then. »Read more
  Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 10:27 AM ET

Market Rally: Just a Lot of Hot Air?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
If you're wondering what's going on, why we are getting this rally -- don't get too excited. There's very little behind it. It's being driven by two main factors. »Read more
  Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 9:29 AM ET

Merrill Rumors: Q4 Writedown, $5B Infusion

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Merrill Lynch is the topic today: As Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns have both taken substantial writedowns on their mortgage-related portfolios, there is speculation that Merrill will also be taking writedowns when they report in January. »Read more
  Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

FedEx: As It Goes, So Goes U.S. Economy

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Federal Express again confirmed why they are still considered a bellwether for the U.S. economy. Their quarterly earnings report clearly indicated they were under pressure from higher fuel costs and a generally softer U.S. economy. »Read more
  Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

Bear Stearns (Loss), Nike (Beats), NetSuite (Monster) IPO

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Bear Stearns reported its first quarterly loss ($854 million, or $6.90 a share) in its history. Writedowns of $1.9 billion on lower value of mortgage-related securities. Up fractionally. Nike beat, up 3 percent pre-open, and expects low double digit revenue in the second half of fiscal 2008. »Read more
  Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 11:11 AM ET

Bear Stearns: A Look Behind The Write-Down

Posted By: Bob Pisani
By taking a bigger than expected write-down on its mortgage-related portfolio, Bear Stearns has now written off about 60 percent of its $3.2 billion net CDO and sub-prime mortgage position. Goldman Sachs has a good take on this... »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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