Charles Payne

Posted August 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its report, Expenditures on Children by Families, and the cost of raising a child is now up to $245,000- not including the cost of college. The most expensive part of raising children is keeping a roof over their heads and food in their bellies...

Posted August 21, 2014

The Fed released the minutes from its last gathering, and this report should move the market. The big question of the day is: what is the level of internal dissent from official policy and Chairman Yellen?

Posted August 20, 2014

The stock market continues to take its cue from the military action (or inaction) between Russia and Ukraine, and to the lesser extent, from how we are dealing with ISIS (bombs away). But, how long can Wall Street continue whistling past the graveyard when it comes to a potential explosion of violence across America?

Posted August 19, 2014

A lot is being said about the militarization of local police departments. I think it is the kind of debate that can only happen in a nation where crime has come down dramatically within the past several decades. Similar to freedom, I think Americans take it for granted.

Posted August 16, 2014

The main point is that the people living their lives, preparing for these ‘disasters’ waste valuable time; and the people that predict them often, do very well selling you products, speaking engagements and notoriety.

Posted August 15, 2014

The news out of Ferguson, Missouri is not impacting the stock market, but there is an economic story here that I discussed on my show, last night.

Posted August 14, 2014

There are a lot of ways to measure the economic rebound, but nothing is more important than having "good" paying jobs.

Posted August 13, 2014

The headlines of bored federal workers spending up to eight hours per day watching porn at work points to the problem of a bloated government with little or no accountability.

Posted August 12, 2014

I can still remember reading articles about the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan and thinking what a horrible crime, not against religion, but against mankind and history.

Posted August 09, 2014

The market is becoming extraordinarily frustrating now that distinct good news, initially greeted with cheer and higher share prices, fades into a haze of worries that may not even materialize down the road.

Posted August 08, 2014

There are forces moving it in the wrong direction from excessive money printing to ideological-driven policies that have gut our work ethic, and have removed rungs from the ladder of success.

Posted August 07, 2014

President Obama took corporate America to task for not liking regulations and told them to stop whining. Instead, he says Main Street should be excited about getting benefits out of this powerhouse economy.

Posted August 06, 2014

I was really impressed with yesterday’s session as all the pieces were in place for a serious sell-off. Days with little to zero economic data are perfect test beds for the true pulse of investors.

Posted August 05, 2014

The nightmare that is our fiscal and monetary policies were on full display Friday in the so-called jobs report.

Posted August 02, 2014

It’s time to banish the Fed. It’s time to re-embrace capitalism. The same way watered down academics are destroying our preparedness for the future, so too is monetary policy that water’s down the dollar.

Posted August 01, 2014

The War on Business has been unrelenting during this administration, and with a little more than two years left (and the love affair of executive orders), the battles will become more intense.

Posted July 31, 2014

Yesterday, the rally faded quickly as Europe ratcheted up sanctions against Russia, with America following suit. Make no mistake, this is a high-stakes gambit; there is no guarantee it works, or how long it would take Russia to cry, “Uncle.”

Posted July 30, 2014

The old poverty pimps and entities with vested interest in stirring the pot and limiting hope are pushing in overdrive these days.

Posted July 29, 2014

We are a nation fueled by consumption, so much so that our economy feeds populations all over the world who are dependent on the insatiable appetite of Americans for the good life.

Posted July 26, 2014

Currently our unfunded liabilities are at $47 trillion and by 2030, when the last baby boomers who head off to their golden years, the number could be up to $100 trillion.

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