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  Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

Merrill And Consumer Slowdown Hit Market

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Call it an ugly mortgage market, call it poor risk management. But Merrill's writedown of $7.9 billion in subprime mortgages and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), $3.4 billion more than they had previously announced just three weeks ago, was being greeted as a sign that plenty more bad news remains on banks' and brokers' books. »Read more
  Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

Earnings Theme: U.S. Sales Weak, Global Strong

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The pattern is now very clear: companies that have significant exposure to the U.S. consumer market are having problems. Whether it is Coach (lowered guidance), IHOP (drop in guest traffic), Brinker (ditto), or Whirlpool (lower overall sales). These companies are 1) seeing slower business in the U.S. market and 2) get a significant part of their sales in the U.S. »Read more
  Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

Whirlpool Problems Go Beyond Domestic Slowdown

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The divide between strong international/weak domestic is nowhere more evident than with Whirlpool. Whirlpool noted that the strength was in international and the costs savings generated by the Maytag acquisition. »Read more
  Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 9:29 AM ET

Apple, AmEx, UPS Come Through For Market

Posted By: Bob Pisani
As suspected the market cares more about Apple's earnings than anything else this morning. However, a number of other important companies came through, with a couple exceptions. At American Express, investor concerns about a slowdown in card spending and an increase in charge offs did not materialize. »Read more
  Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 4:11 PM ET

Modest Rally Is The Perfect Reaction

Posted By: Bob Pisani
And the bell rang and what happened was a very modest late day rally. Perfect. A big selloff, and fear levels would go way up. A big comeback, and the bears--who have gained a great deal of traction in the past week--would be throwing stones immediately. Very modest rally is just the right reaction. »Read more
  Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 12:25 PM ET

Stocks Ready To Stabilize?

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Traders expecting a sloppy day, with weakness at the open, but many are anticipating an attempt to stabilize right after that: others insist there is no reason to step in and be a hero on the long side. »Read more
  Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 12:24 PM ET

Schering Plough: Why It's Down And Merck's Up

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Here are my thoughts so far today: 1) As expected, sloppy trading--weak open, modest rally, sell into rally. The crowd yelling "oversold" cannot drown out the great majority, who feel it is not really worth it to be a hero until things settle down. »Read more
  Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 5:15 PM ET

Lowered Expectations Sweeping Street

Posted By: Bob Pisani
AmEx on Monday will tell us about how consumer spending looks, but the pattern is clear: CEOs are talking down expectations. Sound familiar? They did this before! At the end of Q1, there were all sorts of comments from CEOs not to expect much in Q2 and Q3. »Read more
  Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 11:37 AM ET

Markets Are Down And Here's Why

Posted By: Bob Pisani
We are down today and here's some of the explanation: energy and industrial companies are emphasizing the slowdown in the U.S., while noting growth overseas. This is causing traders to question earnings assumptions for Q4 and 2008. »Read more
  Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 9:28 AM ET

Caterpillar, 3M: Global Growth Eases Pain

Posted By: Bob Pisani
As with Union Pacific, Caterpillar came out with very cautious commentary. Caterpillar's third quarter earnings were slightly below expecations, and they lowered 2007 outlook (down 3% pre-open), but the name of the game is to lower expectations overall. »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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