Later today, Charles Payne will take his decades of knowledge in the stock market and present it in a different way with a new show on the Fox Business Network.
"Making Money" with Charles Payne airs at 5 p.m.
"Charles has an incredible talent for identifying growth sectors in the markets and we’re excited to launch a new show dedicated to helping viewers spot these emerging investment prospects," said Kevin McGee, the executive vice president at Fox Business.
I had the chance to talk with Payne late last week, while he and his crew were putting the final touches on the show.
"The set is new, we have new graphics … soup to nuts this will be different than what is on the air now," Payne said.
Payne said that all too often people’s vision of Wall Street is the canyons of the skyscrapers of Manhatten, and he wants to demystify it a bit.
"If you have someone who says they go to Cabela’s, and they go outdoors all of the time and tell everyone else of the great experience they have at Cabela’s … they don’t know that they could be a part owner of Cabela’s. They don’t know that it is publically traded," Payne said.
He’s right. All too often a company which is known for great customer service and turns its customers into brand ambassadors is also traded on the market. There is a way that these enthusiasts could have an ownership -- stake in something they are so passionate about.
"There are money making opportunities behind every headline, and each day I am going to debate and analyze these potential investments with the aim of helping viewers find their confidence in the markets and realize their long-term dreams and goals," he said.
In 1991, Payne founded Wall Street Strategies, an independent stock market research firm where he serves as chief executive officer and principal analyst. After he published his first book in 2007, he joined Fox Business Network as a contributor, and currently appears on a number of programs on FBN and on the Fox News Channel.
Payne makes it known that attitudes are down and there may be a lack of confidence in the market, but goes on to say that the United States is still the best place to live, and that the American Dream is alive and well. That "love of what is possible" will surely shine through as he leads his own show.
We chatted about a number of topics from tech stocks to the current struggle with a recession. Payne spoke of the really hard recessions of the 1800s and the way this very young country pulled out of even tougher situations that we have today. He wants to show people the real opportunities that people have now.
"I will show them the real deal," he said of the daily headlines. "I will be looking under the hood."
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