Trader Talk with Bob Pisani


  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
  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 12:47 PM ET

IBM's Report: Your Life In The Next Five Years

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Wanna have some fun? Take ten minutes out of your day and read IBM's Next Five Years Report--they very succinctly highlight five trends that will change your life in the next five years. Here's a summary: »Read more
  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:31 AM ET

Hot IPO: NetSuite Boosts Price Range Again

Posted By: Bob Pisani
What's up with NetSuite, due to go public at the NYSE tomorrow? The company, which provides business management software, has boosted its IPO price range for the second time in as many days. »Read more
  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

Earnings Disappointment From Morgan Stanley, General Mills

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Most companies this morning reported disappointing earnings, and a few highlighted the impact of inflation on their bottom line. 1) Morgan Stanley reported a loss of $3.61 vs. a consensus of a loss of $0.39. »Read more
  Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:05 PM ET

U.S. Stocks: Lackluster Year From Overseas Investing

Posted By: Bob Pisani
As we near the end of the year, the S&P is up a measly 2 percent. If it ends here, it will be the worst year since 2002. One reason for a lackluster year in stocks has been the complete and utter indifference of the Ameican investor to U.S. stocks. To be blunt, U.S. investors are sticking all their cash in overseas funds. »Read more
  Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

Stocks: Law Of Supply (Plenty) And Demand (Lacking)

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Two consecutive 170 point losses in the Dow. Supply of stock for sale seems to be plentiful, and demand seems to be lacking. If lack of liquidity during the last two weeks of the year has been one reason the market has had the jitters, then the ECB's $500 billion injection should be a big help. We are modestly higher, but it's the energy stocks leading, not financials. »Read more
  Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

ECB "Injection" Boosting Stocks, Pressures Bonds

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Merry Christmas! The ECB's decision to inject half a trillion (trillion!) into the global marketplace (technically, they are providing what is essentially unlimited loans at a fixed fate for the next couple weeks) is definitely giving equities a shot in the arm this morning. This should put some pressure on bonds, lower LIBOR rates, and maybe prop up the dollar a bit. »Read more
  Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 1:17 PM ET

Financial Stocks: When Is It Time To Buy?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
As I have been doing my 2008 predictions, I've talked to several dozen of my best sources about what they are expecting next year. The number one question has been, is this the time to buy financials? So let me take a stab at this. »Read more

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  • 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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