Trader Talk with Bob Pisani


  Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

Retail Stocks: No Bottom In Sight

Posted By: Bob Pisani
With retail stocks down 11% year to date, you would think some would be out looking to call a bottom, but bearishness remains very high among retail analysts. Morgan Stanley very typical of that mood this morning, was out with a long note on retailers called "Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Wrong." »Read more
  Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 1:17 PM ET

Strong Dollar, Weak Dollar: Which is Best?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The dollar, which is hitting new lows against the Euro and other currencies today, is sparking considerable debate. Gold and oil are hitting new highs, partly on the dollar's weakness. The weak dollar has been a big help to U.S. exports and definitely helped corporate earnings of U.S. multinationals. That is the standard line, and it's true. »Read more
  Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 10:45 AM ET

Out of Office Reply

Posted By: Bob Pisani
I am out of the office today so I won't be blogging until tomorrow. See you then with what's going on in the markets. »Read more
  Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

Market "Disappointed," So What's Ahead?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Despite the late day 100 point move in the Dow, the day had a feeling of disappointment to it. Traders made it clear we were now data-dependent, and we got the kind of positive data we needed in the jobs report. The result? A rally that lasted 15 minutes at the open, and then traders sold into it. »Read more
  Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 11:51 AM ET

LM's Bill Miller Worry: U.S. Consumption Slowdown Effect

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Bill Miller at Legg Mason just sent a letter to his investors. He correctly identifies the key issue: "The issue for the stock market and for the global economy is the extent to which the slowdown in U.S. consumption will spill over into a decline in global production next year" »Read more
  Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 11:07 AM ET

Job Numbers: Market Bulls Like The Count

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The bulls got what they wanted--nonfarm payroll TWICE the estimate at 160,000. Remember the game now: good news is good news, that is, we need strong economic data now to dampen down recession and larger slowdown fears. S&P futures up 10 points. Strength was in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality strong. »Read more
  Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 5:21 PM ET

Jobs Numbers: Only If Really Bad Will Fed Cut More?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Tomorrow’s jobs report is more important than usual. The Fed has implied that unless the data gets really bad they are not going to lower rates again (most feel they will have to anyway). This means for the time being the markets can no longer play the "bad news is good news" story... »Read more
  Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 10:52 AM ET

Financials, Energy: Big Problems For Markets

Posted By: Bob Pisani
In addition to the realization that economic news would have to be really bad for the Fed to cut rates further, there are two problems with the markets today, both dealing with a change in perception on two key sectors--financials and energy. »Read more
  Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

Why Futures Are Down Today

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Futures are down for several reasons: 1) Now we're really data dependent. Part of the problem with the market this morning is the realization that the economic data will have to be REALLY weak for the Fed to lower rates further. »Read more
  Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 4:06 PM ET

Market Lowers Expectations For Further Rate Cuts

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The markets got the rate cut they wanted, but the Fed signaled an increased concern with inflation, and the market is responding by ratching down its expectations for further rate cuts. But the Fed also noted that "economic growth was solid" (a nod to the stronger than expected GDP growth of 3.9%), and that "the strains in the financial markets have eased somewhat." »Read more

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