Charles Payne

Posted April 01, 2015

Much is being made over what ails the economy and it often comes back to the consumer(s) still reluctant to spend. This is certainly a theory that gained credibility when Americans put their gas savings inside empty coffee cans.

Posted March 27, 2015

Even the biggest number-crunchers, the fundamental analysts on Wall Street, peek at the charts when the sledding gets tough, and its been very tough lately.

Posted March 27, 2015

Its a different type of March Madness, and very few people are cheering.

Posted March 26, 2015

There's a new movement afoot to ditch 401K retirement plans and replace it with a government run- supervised program. The rationale is that the average fund has only $18,000 and it's been a bust.

Posted March 25, 2015

Existing Home Sales came in slightly below forecast in part to the ongoing supply issue. As a result, median home prices climbed 7.5% from last February to $202,600.

Posted March 24, 2015

In 1754, Benjamin Franklin took a British symbol for its holdings in the new world to promote the idea of unity among the colonies. More recently, I've seen that same symbol used to suggest unity among conservatives.

Posted March 21, 2015

The final legal hurdle was cleared earlier this week when U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones rejected claims of discrimination by the restaurant franchise industry. The judge says there is no proof that a higher minimum wage will hurt the business of franchisees.

Posted March 20, 2015

There's already talk of another bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Posted March 19, 2015

Redistribution remains the dream. By any means necessary, it takes cash from those who have it, to give to those without who continue to be unemployed.

Posted March 18, 2015

Monday's rally, while impressive, was odd and problematic. It was led higher by the healthcare and utilities sectors, which set a cautionary tone and points to the anxiety that's anchored the rally.

Posted March 14, 2015

We've spent a lot of time whining about the strong dollar's impact on the stock market, but the other side of the equation is the positive impact for American consumers and travelers.

Posted March 13, 2015

For the past several months, corporations buying back their own stock has become the reason for great confidence, but also a greater reason for scrutiny.

Posted March 12, 2015

The 332-point drubbing of the Dow was orderly and, save for a couple of half-hearted rebound attempts, it was selling triggering even more selling.

Posted March 11, 2015

It is clear that job growth has soared in right-to-work states. It is the only way to bring in large manufacturers. In the end, it is really about the "right" of a worker not to be forced into a union.

Posted March 10, 2015

To the knee-jerk narrative that the Fed would hike rates as America became official after posting 295,000 jobs in February, I say hold your horses.

Posted March 07, 2015

Past recoveries were haunted for a lack of job growth, but this recovery will go done in history as the wage-less recovery and it presents a bunch of conundrums for the stock market and frustration for the rest of America.

Posted March 06, 2015

Men continue to be shut out of the job market, even as construction has only trailed hospitality over the last two years in terms of the rate of growth.

Posted March 05, 2015

These days, many are writing off America for multiple reasons, but all are agreeing that the best days are behind us.

Posted March 04, 2015

Americans love their small businesses for so many reasons, including the fact that more Americans work for them than the large behemoths. Although we see positivity in small businesses, we see negativity in banks and on Wall Street.

Posted March 03, 2015

For a long time, investors were told that the announcement of the end of Quantitative Easing (QE) would trigger a collapse in stocks... Of course, this never happened.