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Charles Payne
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Editor, Smart Investing

Charles Payne has done what every American has always dreamed of doing: He started from scratch and climbed his way to the top. Charles was brought up in a poor, broken family in Harlem, New York, and was bullied nearly every day on his walks to and from school. Today, he has more than 30 years of successful Wall Street experience under his belt and is widely recognized in the media as a well-known financial commentator and thought leader.

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Recent Articles

What the Retail Sector’s Final Earnings Flurry Means for You

Aug. 18, 2017, 1:08 pm EDT – Target, Home Depot, Ralph Lauren and more are putting a close on the final major push of retail sector earnings. Here's what we've learned. More 

2 Stocks That Will Thrive as We Rebuild America

Aug. 14, 2017, 7:02 pm EDT – We saw strong Q2 earnings surprises in key areas that represent the rebuilding of America. As a result, there are two stocks I like for long-term investors. More 

Don’t Pull the Trigger in Snap-on Incorporated (SNA) Stock Yet

Aug. 4, 2017, 7:00 pm EDT – Snap-on shares are down double digits from its recent highs, but I'm waiting on a clearer technical picture before buying SNA stock. More 

The Revival of Main Street: Big Banks vs. Regional Banks

Jul. 27, 2017, 1:04 pm EDT – Regional banks have been growing their loan portfolios, and in time these bank stocks should turn into solid long-term dividend stocks. More 

Beware of Jumping Into Fairy-tale Unicorn Stocks Too Quickly

Jul. 21, 2017, 6:33 am EDT – Make sure you’re not the chump holding the bag with unicorn stocks when Silicon Valley billionaires fly off to their private islands. More 

Buy, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Because Every Day Is Prime Day

Jul. 17, 2017, 11:50 am EDT – Amazon's 2017 Prime Day wowed, with the Echo Dot out in front as a customer favorite. But AMZN stock is attractive because of the company's everyday success. More 

Nike Inc (NKE) Stock Looks Better on Amazon Boost to Omni-Channel

Jul. 11, 2017, 8:18 am EDT – Would-be NKE stock buyers may want to wait for the next round of earnings from Nike before committing fresh capital. More 

Pandora Media Inc (P) Still Faces Fundamental Obstacles

Jun. 30, 2017, 6:30 am EDT – Significant internal changes may have a powerful effect on Pandora. The question is whether those changes will send P stock higher or lower. More 

Infrastructure Week Opportunities: CAT, VMC, MLM

Jun. 16, 2017, 12:51 pm EDT – CAT, VMC and MLM can be volatile depending on news out of D.C. There will be ups and downs, but I expect them to be strong over time. More 

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Stock Is a Healthy Buy Even at All-Time Highs

Jun. 9, 2017, 11:57 am EDT – UnitedHealth has a whole lot going for it, and all-time highs aren't enough to make UNH stock a bad investment. More