About Charles Payne
Charles V. Payne is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, Inc. (WSSI), which he founded in 1991. With less than $10,000.00 in start-up capital and working from his apartment, he launched WSSI to provide a unique brand of stock market advice. Through this service, subscribers (money managers and individual investors) began to reap sizeable profits and the firm developed a national reputation as provider of timely and effective equity analysis. Today, WSSI provides information to over 120,000 registered subscribers, in more than 60 countries as well as several of the largest bank/brokerage firms. Charles oversees a team of stock analysts that cover specific industry groups, in addition to monitoring the entire
market and individual sectors on his own.
Charles' passion for the stock market began when he was 14 years old. He told his mother then that one day, he would work on Wall Street.
Charles got his start in the industry in research at EF Hutton in 1985. After two years, he switched gears and accepted a position with boutique brokerage firm, Greentree Securities. It was there that he first saw a niche for independent and timely equity advice, which led to the creation of Wall Street Strategies. Due to the success of his guidance and stock selections, Charles has become well sought after by many highly respected finance-oriented radio, web and television programs. He is widely recognized in the media as a leader among the analyst community and is routinely contacted for his market opinions by several prestigious news organizations.
On June 2, 2014, Fox Business Network launched Charles' new show "Making Money with Charles Payne" which is featured daily at 2pm EST. He is a member and occasional host of "Varney & Co" and in addition, he is a guest-host on several shows including "Cavuto on Business" and "Your World".
Over the years, opinions and articles on Charles Payne have been featured in prestigious news organizations such as Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous investment conferences, grass roots events and educational gatherings worldwide.
Charles recently published his latest book, "Unstoppable Prosperity" and is also the author of "Act Fast, Be Smart and Get Rich," which debuted in April 2007.
Charles was awarded the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Man of the Year Award in 2009.
Charles attended Minot State College and Central Texas College during his time in the Air Force and Majored in Criminal Justice.
Hobbies include drawing and painting along with reading non-fiction books.