Dan Celia is President and CEO of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, Inc., and host of the nationally syndicated radio and television program “Financial Issues,” heard daily on more than 600 stations across the country and reaching millions of households on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, BizTV and Dove-TV. To learn more, visit www.financialissues.org.

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September 20, 2019, 3:51 PM EDT
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December 7, 2018, 4:00 PM EST
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke last night at the housing conference in Washington and gave a very shiny outlook on the U.S. economy and the job market.
November 14, 2018, 3:01 PM EST
In this turbulent and volatile market, many have enough turmoil and trepidation to say, “Oh, my word! You might lose a lot of money!”
October 12, 2018, 4:47 PM EDT
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 545.91 points, or 2.1%, to 25,052.83, bringing the Wednesday, Thursday decline to 1,378 points. The average correction lasts 51 trading sessions according to the data, although more recent corrections have proven to be more short lived. February’s lasted 13 days. The last five corrections have only lasted an average of 37 trading days, while going back to 1980, the average length has been 44 sessions. Since 1950, the average lasted 61 trading days (WSJ Market Data Group).
October 1, 2018, 3:56 PM EDT
We can’t take our money with us, but we can see others come to faith in Christ through what the Lord provides.
September 10, 2018, 4:26 PM EDT
If you’re wondering about mainstream media and the lack of reporting on how great the economy is, understand this—the majority of mainstream media and mainstream economists believe that if they continue to talk down this economy, the “prophecy” will be self-fulfilled. Many on the left want the U.S. economy to fail in order to bring down Donald Trump.
August 31, 2018, 2:11 PM EDT
There’s so much opportunity in the markets—primarily because of unprecedented enthusiasm and growth. This is an economy the likes of which we haven’t seen in at least 15 years, and even then, it was nothing compared to the levels we are seeing today.
August 16, 2018, 4:11 PM EDT
Many of us have an attitude that because of our financial struggles, or perhaps because we are just barely able to give to ministries and still pay our bills, one insignificant dollar matters very little in the Kingdom work of Jesus Christ here on earth. But it does matter deeply.
June 22, 2018, 1:07 PM EDT
With new tariffs either imposed or threatened, there certainly has been a rising wall of worry regarding international trade. I have been (and still am) in the camp that sees the talk of tariffs as simply negotiating tactics. Sometimes, when you lay out negotiating tactics, you have to demonstrate a willingness to use them as a starting point.
June 21, 2018, 3:52 PM EDT
Even though “trade wars” talk is virtually everywhere, it may be a misnomer.
May 21, 2018, 2:50 PM EDT
In all the world’s economic uncertainty—one thing is for sure. We haven’t seen manufacturing activity like this in America for a very long time. We continue to see manufacturing increase, and it would appear that there is a consistency to the rise. Apparently, manufacturers are not quite ready, at least yet, to start putting on the brakes due to potential “trade wars.” On top of that, we are actually seeing good retail sales numbers coming through again for the second month in a row, and that is good news.
April 10, 2018, 11:20 AM EDT
Trade, tariffs, tweets or facts, fundamentals and the Fed. I think I would choose the latter, and hopefully that’s the direction we will begin to take as we look at the markets—and, more importantly, the economy. We are starting off the earnings season at the end of this week with a few of the big five banks reporting. By all accounts, this should be a very good earnings season.
March 9, 2018, 10:38 AM EST
President Donald Trump is moving ahead with tariffs on steel and aluminum, hoping to revitalize U.S. industry and to protect our national security. Here are some facts to know as these headlines continue:
March 2, 2018, 4:36 PM EST
As we head into the final month of the first quarter in 2018 it looks like it didn’t end on such a great note as the DOW and the S&P are both down over 1 percent. We will see how things continue but right now there’s a little bit of a pause as we are waiting for continued testimony on Capitol Hill from Federal Reserve Chairman Powell.
February 13, 2018, 3:59 PM EST
When President Donald Trump signed a major budget deal into law last week, it may have been a temporary fix for a government shutdown, but the spending continues.
October 4, 2017, 11:13 AM EDT
The basics of the long-awaited tax reform plan are finally out. Let’s hope that Republicans don’t squander the chance to change the financial outlook for millions of middle-class Americans and small business owners.
May 12, 2017, 10:33 AM EDT
Did you watch the Kentucky Derby last weekend?
January 3, 2017, 10:17 AM EST
Be biblically responsible in everything—especially your finances.
November 8, 2016, 12:31 PM EST
Christians should know how they can honor God with their money.
August 29, 2016, 1:54 PM EDT
Confidence in central banks’ monetary maneuvers is fading, and the fallout could wind up hurting folks on Main Street.