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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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Cintas Corporation (CTAS) Stock Can Keep on Climbing

Oct. 11, 2017, 7:00 am EDT – Cintas is a great proxy for plenty of blue-collar jobs, meaning that CTAS stock has legs for investors interested in trying it on. More 

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD) Stock Is on a Mission!

Oct. 4, 2017, 11:11 am EDT – Aerojet Rocketdyne is a small-cap stock that's not on a lot of people's radars, but AJRD stock has taken off this year and it's not done yet! More 

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) Is a Breakout Stock in the Making

Sep. 19, 2017, 7:46 am EDT – There are many different strategies to stock picking, and one I have become especially fond of in the current environment is momentum investing. That means we’re looking at those names that take off and seemingly never look back, as each uptick attracts more buyers. Momentum stocks are typically high-Beta (which means they’re significantly more volatile... More 

5 Retail Stocks Proving the American Consumer Is Still Alive

Sep. 1, 2017, 12:31 pm EDT – Retail stocks are tricky, but for the first time in years consumers are using more credit than debit, and these five stocks have soared. More 

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) Stock Is a Trucking Industry Standout

Aug. 29, 2017, 12:28 pm EDT – WERN stock has been on a tear this year, and Werner should benefit from tailwinds such as increased demand and a favorable pricing environment. More 

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