Charles Payne

Posted October 22, 2014

The midterms are two weeks from now, and either it's going to be the most boring midterm election in history, or the mainstream media isn't going to be happy about the polls, but investors might be, and of course, with so much despair out there, everyone is interested in where we go from here.

Posted October 21, 2014

Big Blue, otherwise known as IBM, reported a disaster of a quarter this morning, sending its shares lower and crushing the stock market in the process.

Posted October 18, 2014

For all the noise about the Fed initiating another round of extraordinary accommodation, the only change is that the first interest rate-hike will move to December of next year from September 2015. In fact, some members would like to see action sooner rather than later.

Posted October 17, 2014

The ride is just beginning as the market gets to add corporate earnings into the mix, including Netflix which had mixed results, but failed in the all-important ability: to increase net subscriber growth.

Posted October 16, 2014

I use the term "death swoon" for the Russell, and there's no doubt that's been the case, but death swoon can also be used to describe the amazing collapse of oil prices which is something to behold.

Posted October 15, 2014

This is hysteria at its best, the fear is real, and very few people are immune.

Posted October 14, 2014

The permabears are throwing out the notion of another plan to stimulate a quantitative easing (QE4). What makes this intriguing was last weeks minutes that show the Fed is very worried about weakness in the global economy, especially Europe.

Posted October 11, 2014

Whats eating investors? I am not talking about the mom and pop retail investors. They are not moving the market as they once did; I am talking about the giant stashes of cash the institutional investors would rather park in assets like bonds, rather than park in equity blue chip companies with much larger yields.

Posted October 10, 2014

Yes, Yellen came to the rescue, but I have to say, smart buyers were looking for an excuse that seems to come with any 4.5% pullback.

Posted October 09, 2014

The bias is to the downside, which is fine. In fact, volatility is slightly ahead of the norm, but even so, triple-digit moves still unnerve people.

Posted October 08, 2014

I am fond of saying that no one ever purchases a pair of Nike shoes because of Fed policy, but the policy is supposed to be that invisible hand influencing such buys. The idea that regular investors take their cue from the Fed is folly which results in the traders and trading programs overreacting.

Posted October 07, 2014

We are always celebrating the rise of technology and its promise of a new world, but what if it is only giving us the old world at a faster speed?

Posted October 04, 2014

There are a couple of developments that are very problematic for the markets. They are mostly traced back to Europe; however, global growth, in general, is in serious trouble.

Posted October 03, 2014

Everyone loves the high-flyers when they go straight up, but most investors cannot deal with the volatility of the losses that come from time to time.

Posted October 02, 2014

Late yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the first case of Ebola in America. Officials stressed the virus will be contained, but this is the kind of stuff that nightmares are made of.

Posted October 01, 2014

Forbes Magazine released its list of the 400 richest Americans. For the past 33 years, I have followed this list as a source of inspiration.

Posted September 30, 2014

Right now, sources think ISIS generates $6 million a day from oil, wheat, taxes, ransoms, and even donations, and controls up to $2.0 billion in assets. What concerns me the most is the cash flow and where ISIS is banking.

Posted September 27, 2014

The market is in a shakeout phase. I suspect emotions will be tested, but selling should be based on fundamentals, just like when you are putting your portfolio together.

Posted September 26, 2014

The Long -Term Unemployment Epidemic and the new realities of work are taking a toll on the American psyche and the economy.

Posted September 25, 2014

Has financial engineering run its course? If so, what are the implications for the rally? Investing 101 says companies reward shareholders in two ways: dividend payments and/or stock buybacks.

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