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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

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Could Energy Lead the Stock Market Higher in 2022?

Oil and gas stocks have done very well lately.

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What Rising Rates Mean for the Stock Market

There's no one-size-fits-all answer.

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ChemoCentryx, Allogene Show the Risks and Rewards of Nasdaq Biotech Stocks

The broader market was mixed on Friday.


These 2 COVID-19 Stocks Could Boost the Market Friday

Thursday's gains could be just the beginning.

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These Nasdaq Stocks Are Leading the Charge Thursday

Many investors don't even realize they're in a key stock index.

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These 2 Premarket Winners Could Spur a Big Stock Market Rally

Wall Street is hoping to start out strong.

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These 2 Stocks Helped Markets Get Their Groove Back Wednesday

An ugly start to the day turned around by the close.

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Wall Street Just Put the Brakes on These 2 Nasdaq Tech Stocks

One of them looks like a better bet to bounce back than the other.

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Stocks Set to Fall Again: Is This the Secret to Making Money When Markets Plunge?

A certain type of investment is on the rise Wednesday morning.

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Markets Rise, But 1 Stock Is Standing Out After-Hours Tuesday

A much-needed bounce gave investors some confidence.

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These 2 Stocks Are Powering the Market Higher on Tuesday

Find out why Wall Street bounced from a weak start to the week.

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Pressure Builds on Lordstown Motors, but This Nasdaq Stock Could Be Tuesday's Big Winner

Wall Street is hoping for a rebound after another drop on Monday.

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As Stocks Swoon, Crypto's Crucial Moment Approaches

Will Bitcoin hold up in a falling stock market?

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The 1 Bright Spot in the Stock Market Today

Even as most stocks fell, this group of companies did quite well. Find out why.

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Tesla Sets Delivery Records, but This Nasdaq Stock Was the Big Premarket Winner Monday

Markets are looking to open on a down note.

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The Stock Market's October Surprise Could Be Positive

Some beaten-down sectors started the month right.

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Merck Shouldn't Matter to the Nasdaq's Vaccine Stocks

Even so, they're taking a big dive Friday.

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China's EV Makers Saw Monster Deliveries. Will Tesla Follow Suit?

The broader stock market looked poised to try to bounce Friday morning.

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Why September Shouldn't Make You Panic About the Stock Market

Sure, it was a bad month. But some broader perspective should have you feeling better about it.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Made Big Moves Thursday

One rose, another plunged.