Charles Payne

Posted May 26, 2015

If the market feels lackluster, thats because it has been. In fact, we enter today's session with the third-longest streak of gains and losses less than 0.20%. With the summer doldrums already here, what does that mean for the stock market?

Posted May 13, 2015

In the last 24-hours, critics of central banks have two different pieces of fodder to vent their complaints.

Posted May 12, 2015

Breaking news: American investors and fence-sitters struck with Schleprock Syndrome as major stock market indices continue to trend near all-time highs.

Posted May 08, 2015

Four members of the Fed spoke within the last two days, including the three members who spoke yesterday. The biggest voice was that of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who wasted no time spooking the market with her assessment that stated equity valuations are "quite high.

Posted May 06, 2015

Once again, we start out the session in an indecisive manner. While there was no visible reason for stocks to be higher out of the gate yesterday, but they were there's no real reason stocks should begin today's session lower, but they will.

Posted May 05, 2015

The Dow rebounded on Friday, keeping the index in the plus column for the year, but over the past week, it was unable to break the down-trend line of lower highs and lows.

Posted May 01, 2015

There was no question the economy is soft, but the advance release of the first quarter of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hit like a punch to the gut.

Posted April 30, 2015

Don't look now, but the New York Mets are in first place and while Chris Rock's friends never heard of a Met, so far this baseball season reminds us that things can, and do, change.

Posted April 28, 2015

The NASDAQ may have just had the second most monumental breakthrough of a double top formation in stock market history.

Posted April 25, 2015

Thursdays session had the makings of the start of a classic pullback, but instead, it turned into the classic buy signal. Major equity indices were down early in the session on disappointing earnings news, only to reverse course and surge through huge resistance points and reach new all-time highs, at least for the Russell 2000, S&P 500, and NASDAQ.

Posted April 24, 2015

Recently, the adjusted for inflation wage growth recently broke out to its highest level since 1980. While this is a stat many view with suspicion, such as purchasing power parity (PPP), it could hint at more purchases from consumers.

Posted April 23, 2015

I know this week is about earnings, but we have gotten a few reads on housing, and they couldn't come at a better time.

Posted April 22, 2015

America has sent the USS Theodore Roosevelt into the Gulf of Aden, possibly to block supplies heading to Houthi rebels currently engaged in an effort to spread its control over Yemen.

Posted April 21, 2015

Why does the market have to correct? It has to correct because the rally is long in the tooth. Market bears have griped about the lack of a correction (which is a decline of 20% or more) for a long time.

Posted April 18, 2015

It was a dull day for the broad market, but there were individual winners. A resurgence of the initial public offering (IPO) market was relatively quiet, save for the high- profile debut of Box Inc. (BOX) and Shake Shack (SHAK). And until this week, with SHAK soaring, both IPOs were seen as a cautionary tale that buttresses the notion that 2014 was the top.

Posted April 17, 2015

The housing data will roll in again and it could reveal much more about the economy than the jobs report. There are interesting dynamics, such as the young adults who settle with paying rent, while putting off ownership. And for those looking to own, theres a growing appetite for new homes.

Posted April 16, 2015

On tax day, I know many Americans who live in the richest nation in the world who are poor, ailing, and in many cases, ignorant to why they're being shut out from all the luxury of the world.

Posted April 11, 2015

The big news, from the company that once boasted the largest market cap in the world, is that General Electric (GE) has thrown in the towel on its financial business which once made it the envy of the world. GE Capital is selling most of its operations and real estate for $26 billion, taking a $16 billion charge. Management is trying to comfort shareholders with a promise of $90 billion through a $50 billion stock buyback program and $40 billion in dividend payouts through 2018.

Posted April 09, 2015

Market bias has shifted higher, but the market still needs a catalyst. As we enter earnings season, the hope is guidance will confirm this is a soft patch and not the economy throwing in the towel after years of frustration and false starts.

Posted April 03, 2015

As volatility continues to be the order of the day, youre going to hear more and more about how this is like 2000 and 2007.thats not quite the case. Sure, its unnerving and frustrating, but the fact of the matter is that we've been spoiled.