Charles Payne

Posted November 26, 2014

The spread of wealth or income inequality dominates the political scene around the world (see Hong Kong or ask Mitt Romney) and Ferguson will be a major part the conversation during the 2016 election.

Posted November 25, 2014

It's easy to blame the system or capitalism for widening income inequality and other ailments of the economy, but it's also a luxury to protest on a full stomach.

Posted November 22, 2014

China is a victim of its own success and must keep the engine roaring, even if it means a deadly battle with inflation at some point.

Posted November 21, 2014

Once again, the evidence points to a reinvigorated consumer as retail earnings are shattering consensus across the board.

Posted November 20, 2014

Although the vote could be seen as political theater since President Obama vowed to veto the bill, it was a good test of Washington DC- which failed.

Posted November 19, 2014

It remains to be seen if the market can get traction and what exactly investors are looking for, but make no mistake, there is a desire for a spark.

Posted November 15, 2014

In his first press conference after the massive defeat, President Obama referenced the light turnout intimating that the vast majority of those voters would have cast their ballots for him... if they had bothered to get off the couch.

Posted November 14, 2014

Ironically, the strength in the art market makes me feel better about the stock market as the most reasonable place to invest based on value and potential. But art underscores the notion that intrinsic value is always the way to go.

Posted November 13, 2014

Well, big deals are happening in China, including a fresh agreement on saving the climate between the world's two largest carbon emitters. The thing about this deal is it doesn't feel like the United States got much out of it... Other than more regulations.

Posted November 12, 2014

After President Obamas midterm shellacking, he hit the road for Asia. There is a chance that he could take an even bigger drubbing from his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping.

Posted November 11, 2014

On Sunday, NBCs Meet the Press, Howard Schultz, CEO and chairman of Starbucks said, If we dont get that in the next 30 days, the business community is going to do what theyve done for the last 10 years; dismiss Washington How realistic is that?

Posted November 08, 2014

In reality, companies are buying back their own stock or issuing dividends; both are considered ways of sharing the profits with their shareholders, however, there is a profound difference.

Posted November 07, 2014

What a great way to usher in the new Congress: the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 100 points Wednesday.

Posted November 06, 2014

Looking at the new US congressional map, it is hard to argue that America isn't a red nation with pockets of elites that influence through control of the media with messages of fear and anger.

Posted November 05, 2014

What are GOP principles and who is going to lead the party come tomorrow?

Posted November 04, 2014

There are lots of lessons about investing in the stock market and building for a better future, and for the most part, we can encapsulate them in the month of October.

Posted November 01, 2014

This week, we got mixed messages on the state of mind of the US consumer.

Posted October 31, 2014

The grand experiment to save the US economy has completed its first phase. It has been more than six years and $3 trillion dollars later Quantitative Easing (QE) is over; long live QE3.

Posted October 30, 2014

Facebook joined Twitter after taking a nosedive following the posting of its earnings that, for the most part, beat the street, but offered guidance that gave investors pause. This will rekindle talk of a tech bubble...

Posted October 29, 2014

Last year, mouths were agape when it was discovered that the median amount of money saved for retirement by a middle-class American was on average $25,000.