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Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger

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Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

Recent articles

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Stock Markets Sink, but Will Netflix Make Wednesday Even Worse?

There was an earnings winner after hours on Tuesday as well.


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These Travel Stocks Are Leading the Nasdaq Down

An upsurge in the global pandemic is stoking fear.


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Full Steam Ahead for Kansas City Southern; Tobacco Stocks Fall on Regulation Fears

Markets were sharply lower on Wall Street.


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These 2 Stocks Revved Up and Scored on a Down Market Day

Investors generally took a break after recent gains, but not with these two winners.


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Stock Markets Fall, but GameStop and Clean Energy Fuels Are on the Rise

Find out what's moving these two closely followed stocks.

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Tesla Drags Nasdaq Lower on Crash; NVIDIA Buy Faces Regulatory Challenge

Markets opened lower Monday morning in a pullback from last week's big gains.


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Forget Stock Market Records: Here's Where to Look for Big Returns

More gains on Friday have investors looking in the wrong place for future gains.


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Nasdaq Stays Flat as Workhorse Drives Higher, Editas Sinks

Investors are trying to figure out which stocks have the best prospects.


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Will the NFL Make These 3 Companies Stock Market Winners?

Markets were mixed on Friday as investors placed their bets on some gambling stocks.


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These 2 Earnings Reports Hold the Secret to the Stock Market's Future

Wall Street hit record highs again Thursday, but what's next?

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The Nasdaq Just Got the Green Light for Record Gains

A key factor that's weighed down the tech-heavy index might just have reversed itself.


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These 2 Secure Blue Chip Stocks Look Stronger Than Ever

Markets were broadly higher on Thursday, and good news from the economy is making investors optimistic about these and other stocks.


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Stock Markets Finish Mixed; Was the Coinbase Offering Really a Failure?

Only by a strange definition would most people not call the cryptocurrency company's debut a smash success.


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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Could See Big Gains This Summer

Looking ahead to happier times could provide a boost for these companies -- if everything goes well.


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What Bernie Madoff Taught Every Investor

You didn't need to lose money because of the convicted felon's schemes in order to learn valuable lessons.

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Why the Stock Market Made Bank Wednesday Morning

The beginning of earnings season set off fireworks on Wall Street.


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Why Tomorrow Will Be a Day of Reckoning for the Stock Market

Find out whether Wall Street can keep climbing to all-time highs.


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Why Bad COVID-19 News Didn't Stop the Nasdaq From Rising Tuesday

A setback in the vaccine fight had several big stocks gaining ground.


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Will This Megadeal Reignite the SPAC Boom?

After a long pause, one new merger could get investors excited about this IPO alternative.


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Why Marijuana Stocks Went to Pot Monday

The stock market was slightly lower to start the week.