Charles Payne
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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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Recent Articles

Ulta Beauty Inc Stock Is Heading to $250!

Mar. 15, 2018, 2:14 pm EDT – I’ll never forget a few years back when I dropped my wife off at an Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) shop. It was like a vision, a field of dreams. Clearly, ULTA isn’t the kind of store I frequent, but the first time I saw it I actually wanted to go inside. Now this may seem... More 

National Beverage Corp. Has Double-Digit Potential

Mar. 12, 2018, 11:53 am EDT – I’m excited about the state of the American consumer, and I think we’ll continue to see more signs of spending, which could be great for FIZZ stock. More 

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Could Hit $220 Over Time

Mar. 5, 2018, 1:09 pm EDT – Cracker Barrel has a strong and simple brand, but I like that management is keeping up with the times and looking to add technology to the restaurant experience. I expect this will play a role in the continued growth of CBRL stock. More 

Thank Trump for Twitter Inc’s Monster Rally

Feb. 16, 2018, 11:58 am EDT – There is no doubt Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) was a broken company and a broken stock leading up to the 2016 presidential election. However, it got a new sense of life as Republican candidate Donald Trump used the social media platform as a vehicle to express his message during the campaign – not to mention help make up for a major deficit in campaign funds versus his rival. More 

Don’t Bet Against Netflix, Inc.’s Uptrend

Feb. 13, 2018, 10:59 am EDT – Netflix and NFLX stock have had an incredible run over the past few years, and it's not over yet. Both the short and long term look good for this FAANG stock. More 

How to Play the Benefits of Tax Reform

Feb. 6, 2018, 2:22 pm EDT – Tax reform has been great for the market, but it will also affect revenue growth as folks spend more of what they earn. That’s a heck of an anticipated one-two punch, and we’re already seeing it resonate. More, Inc.’s Road to $1,800

Jan. 31, 2018, 1:05 pm EDT – AMZN stock has a number of strong and growing tailwinds that will help Amazon keep pushing higher in the next few years. More 

4 Stocks to Invest in the Third Industrial Revolution

Jan. 25, 2018, 12:56 pm EDT – One, in particular, stands out: the industrials. This is an area that I love -- and have loved for some time. In fact, I believe we’re in the early stages of a third industrial revolution. Today I want to talk about four stocks that are riding the sector’s waves. More 

Crude Oil Makes a Comeback

Jan. 18, 2018, 11:45 am EDT – As crude prices rise again from the depths, it looks like it may be time to step into specific oil stocks and catch the trend. More 

The Biggest Challenge for Stocks in 2018 Is Living Up to 2017

Jan. 9, 2018, 1:58 pm EDT – Stocks in general have had an excellent run the past few years, but this has some investors proceeding with caution, and rightfully so. More