A great indication of how hard it has been to make money on Wall Street, or the floor of the NYSE for that matter. Why would anyone leave Morgan Stanley and the NYSE trading floor for a position at CNBC, that probably pays peanuts? And this isn't the first time that we have seen someone from a major investment banking firm leave Wall Street. Last month, a hi-tech analyst at a major wall street firm left his position to become head of public/investor relations at Oracle. Wow, the retrenchment continues.