Charles Payne

Posted May 26, 2016

Is the consumer dead, or are there different values driving household spending?

Posted May 20, 2016

The markets and the presidential race are going to be tied into the same sentence more and more as we approach November; its inevitable that business will take sides and root for one candidate over another.

Posted May 19, 2016

Tuesdays economic data actually drove the 2Q17 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expectations lower at the Atlanta Fed, but it was the regional Fed banks Hourly Wage Tracker that set the pace of the session.

Posted May 17, 2016

Maybe its a gut feeling based more on a lack of confidence in the economy and a very dramatic race for the White house; maybe its concerns about the Fed hiking rates. Maybe its general worries; selling begets selling that further begets more selling.

Posted May 16, 2016

So, what is the true state of the economy? At least a half a dozen retailers including Dillards (DDS) are getting hammered this week.

Posted May 13, 2016

If youre a business owner and you are anything like me, you love an Office Depot or Staples store with all those supplies; arming yourself to go it alone and conquering the world of business is exciting.

Posted May 11, 2016

This is why Disneys (DIS) earnings are so important after the close. One of the best run companies in the world, the stock has reflected pressure from its ESPN unit, all but ignoring all other successes.

Posted May 10, 2016

It was a rollercoaster session that saw stocks initially swoon to a disappointing jobs report that missed Wall Street consensus by a mile so we couldnt even rationalize let alone celebrate mediocrity.

Posted May 06, 2016

It was another difficult session for the stock market particularly the NASDAQ, which has tumbled in 9 of the last 10 sessions (see chart).

Posted May 05, 2016

These days, auto sales arent the pure proxy for the economy it once was in part because of easy money and the dire need to replace aging cars and trucks.

Posted May 04, 2016

So, the market posted a pretty impressive rally Monday without any visible catalyst other than perhaps Warren Buffett saying the economy, and market, would be okay with a president Clinton or Trump.

Posted May 03, 2016

The market has had an interesting two-day period thats either adding confusion or a reflection of confusion.

Posted May 02, 2016

They say records are made to be broken.

Posted April 29, 2016

Gross domestic product was a major disappointment as consumers turned off the spigots on long term outlays, in part because of rising cost on healthcare, which continues to gobble up large swathes of the economy.

Posted April 28, 2016

The Dow is up 21 points, and while that might not sound like a big deal, coming into the session investors were bracing for as much as 200 points lower. Apple has come off its lows and Boeing is unchanged.

Posted April 27, 2016

Once again consumer confidence continues to slide as people seemed more confused than pessimistic, although, one might argue whats the difference?

Posted April 26, 2016

It was a rollicking week for the market; whipped around by corporate earnings that continued the trend of top line misses and bottom line beats.

Posted April 25, 2016

We hear the words revolt and revolution a lot these days, but we may be too complacent of a nation to stay angry beyond November. However, Prince had it right- start a revolution within your own life.

Posted April 21, 2016

According to the Bank of America, coming into this week their clients have been net sellers of stock for 12 consecutive weeks.

Posted April 20, 2016

Spring is typically a great time for real estate and home builders.

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