Charles V. Payne is the Chief Executive Officer and Principle 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.
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 Payne 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 and told his mother he would work on Wall Street one day. 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, Green Tree 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.
Charles is a contributor to the Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Currently he has a daily role on Varney & Co and guest-anchors Varney, Cavuto and on occasion Lou Dobbs. On the Fox News Channel Charles has hosted "Your World" and "Beck" and several times throughout the year hosts Cavuto on the Saturday morning Business block line up. Over the years, opinions and articles on Charles Payne have been featured in prestigious news organizations such as Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times and has been the keynote speaker at numerous investment conferences worldwide. Charles is author of "Act Fast, Be Smart and Get Rich." He was awarded the Congress of Racial Equality's (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 includes drawing and painting along with reading.
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