Trader Talk with Bob Pisani


  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:24 PM ET

Hedge Fund Traders: Non Farm Payroll, Earnings Are Keys

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Why are financials weak again? Because the Street has come to realize that estimates for 2008 are too high. They have already attacked earnings for the fourth quarter (S&P Financial Sector estimates for Q4 are down 20% compared to the same period last year); now they are attacking 2008. »Read more
  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

Financials Put The Pressure On Futures

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Futures lower this morning on pressure from the financials. The UBS headline for the bank analyst report this morning tells the story: lower earnings ahead. They are adjusting their 2008 earnings expectations for many banks and brokers. »Read more
  Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

Van der Moolen, AmEx: The Latest Acquisition Talk

Posted By: Bob Pisani
We are still waiting for the NYSE to announce the winner of the bid for Van der Moolen's specialist business. Van der Moolen announced a couple weeks ago that they were exiting the business; I have reported Lehman is the winner, but there has been no official announcement. »Read more
  Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 4:38 PM ET

Financial Sell-Off: Blame Tax Loss Selling

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Financials again underperformed today, despite Treasury Secretary Paulson's press conference highlighting his efforts to help homeowners whose ARMs are resetting at higher rates. One likely cause of the continuing selloff in financials is tax loss selling. Keefe Bruyette Woods highlighted this in a note today to investors. »Read more
  Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 1:35 PM ET

Wall Street: Will Paulson's ARM Plan Really Work?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Treasury Secretary Paulson has been floating a plan to help people whose Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) are resetting at higher rates. The Street, for the most part, supports the plan, but does it really change the fundamentals of the housing industry? »Read more
  Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 11:07 AM ET

Paulson Speak Moves Markets

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Dow up 40 points, S&P up 4 points since Treasury Secretary Paulson has been on talking about efforts to help homeowners who are facing mortgage resets. Nothing new here; but the image of Paulson talking about problems are helping the markets. »Read more
  Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 9:47 AM ET

Street Talk: What's The Value Of Plummeting Assets?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
One of the biggest problems the Street has is that no one knows how to value assets that are plummeting: in particular mortgage backed securities and their derivatives, and (to a lesser extent) land in markets that are experiencing severe downturns. »Read more
  Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 9:24 AM ET

Markets Still "Thinking" About A Recession

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Despite last week's relief rally and a widespread belief that the Fed and the executive and legislative branches of government are working on solutions to the subprime mess, there are still Street analysts cranking out reports on the probability of a recession. »Read more
  Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

Market At The Bottom? Signs Appear Positive

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Stocks, particularly financials, rose today for the fourth day in a row. Is this the bottom of the market? It's not clear, but the signs are more auspicious than they have been in a while. consider: 1--economic news this week, for the most part, has been poor, giving the Fed cover to lower rates. »Read more
  Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

Bulls Believe Day Will End With Gains

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Will the rally hold? For the first time in weeks, at least half the traders I've talked with think we will end the day with gains, though perhaps not at the highs. Bulls say: 1--We have broken the "sell in the last hour" mantra in the last two days. »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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