Trader Talk with Bob Pisani


  Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 10:23 AM ET

Trader Euphoria: Giants; China Stocks; Airlines

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Floor traders are in a great mood after the Giants win! President Bush acknowledging a weaker economy will lead to higher deficits. Looking for budget deficit to double to $410 billion. What's up with China? Shanghai Composite up 8% overnight. And: Airlines looking up. »Read more
  Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:21 AM ET

Out Of The Office

Posted By: Bob Pisani
I won't be on the trading floor today. I should be back on Monday with news posts. See you then. »Read more
  Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 9:20 AM ET

Jobs Number Hits Futures, Consumer Cos. Talk Price Hikes

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Futures dropped at 8:30 ET because jobless claims numbers higher than expected have somewhat hopes that the nonfarm payrolls report tomorrow will be stronger than expected. There are two noteworthy trends from companies announcing earnings: »Read more
  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

Inflation: Americans Will Be Paying More To Eat

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Inflation worries continue. If the comments from companies during the last three days is any indication, Americans will be spending significantly more for food in the near future, due to significantly higher costs for corn, soybeans, sugar, and cocoa. »Read more
  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

Futures Reflecting Economic Roller Coaster

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Roller coaster for futures this morning. First the ADP report was big, anticipating job increases of 130,000 from the nonfarm payrolls report on Friday, way above expectations of 40,000, and moved futures up about 4 points. »Read more
  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

Bears Turning Into Bulls? Here's Why

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Well, what does it mean when some well-known bears have suddenly turned rather bullish? Good example: Laszlo Birinyi, who put out a note late yesterday. His position--the market is in a range of 1350 on the low side and 1500 on the top. That means, at 1,360, he believes we are essentially at the bottom. His reasoning: »Read more
  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

Street to Fed: 50 Point Cut Or "Bust"

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The Street wants a 50 bp cut from the Fed on Wednesday; it's widely believed that a 25 bp cut would be a real disappointment. The other hope for bulls is that nonfarm payrolls surprises on the upside this Friday. »Read more
  Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 12:19 PM ET

CME Set To Take Over Nymex? What About NYSE?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Lot of talk on the floor of the NYSE as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has acknowledged they are in talks to buy the Nymex for about $11 billion, which would be about an 11 percent premium over the share price on Friday. »Read more
  Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

Fed: Big Week, But Will There Be A "Big" Enough Cut?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
This is the week for the Fed; traders are hoping for a 50 bp cut, but some fear only a 25 bp cut. The good news is that mortgage rates have come down, and the yield curve has steepened considerably. »Read more
  Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

Markets: Why There's Some Weakness Today

Posted By: Bob Pisani
If you're wondering why we are experiencing some mid-morning weakness, it shouldn't come as a big surprise. First, the Dow has rallied almost 900 points in 3 days--time for a rest, already. Two, China has now become the new lead story of "Sunday night selloffs" so lightening up a bit into the weekend is not shocking anyone. »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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