Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger


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 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


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

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

UAL plane

These Travel Stocks Are Leading the Nasdaq Down

An upsurge in the global pandemic is stoking fear.

Train getty

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

Markets were sharply lower on Wall Street.

HOG motorcycle

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.

CLNE awning

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

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

TSLA four vehicles

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.

Stock Market GettyImages-497346852

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.

WKHS van

Nasdaq Stays Flat as Workhorse Drives Higher, Editas Sinks

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

Football stadium GettyImages-908339684

Will the NFL Make These 3 Companies Stock Market Winners?

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

DAL airplane media relations

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

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

green-light Getty

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.

Health insurance GettyImages-466224253

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.

Bitcoin GettyImages-880534636

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.

Hotel room GettyImages-200532255-001

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.

Wall Street GettyImages-488263377

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.

Bank account GettyImages-515811352

Why the Stock Market Made Bank Wednesday Morning

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

JPM machines

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

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

covid-19-vaccine Getty

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.

SPAC getty

Will This Megadeal Reignite the SPAC Boom?

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

MJ leaf GettyImages-503076890

Why Marijuana Stocks Went to Pot Monday

The stock market was slightly lower to start the week.