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 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.

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The 3 Most Important Nasdaq Stocks on Monday

As the market sold off, these companies stood out. Find out why.

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Why Is the Stock Market Plunging Monday?

A big drop in major market benchmarks has investors asking questions.

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Stock Markets Finish Mixed as Mattel Wins, Virgin Galactic Falls

The end to the week fit well with investors' uneasiness.

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The Stock Market Phenomenon That's Turned the Nasdaq Upside Down

Its behavior in recent years is unusual among markets.

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These 2 Stocks Are Soaring Friday After Earnings

Spoiler: They're not red-hot tech stocks.

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Surging Airlines Give Stock Markets a Lift

Find out why investors are optimistic about the industry despite ongoing challenges.

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Align Makes Investors Smile; Tesla Hits the Gas Despite Nasdaq's Doldrums

Earnings helped push key companies listed on the Nasdaq higher.

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Stock Markets Stay Mixed as Las Vegas Sands Wins, Chipotle Cools Off

Earnings continued to play a major role in the market's moves.

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Forget Stock Markets -- Here's What Investors Should Really Watch

You have to look beyond stocks to get a full picture of what's happening in the financial markets.

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Nasdaq Climbs Despite Netflix Woes; PayPal Joins the Bitcoin Boom

Stocks had a turbulent day on Wednesday.


Snap, Pinterest Lead Social Media Stocks Higher as Stock Markets Tread Water

Waiting for movement in Washington has many market participants on the sidelines.

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Stock Markets Finish Higher Tuesday, GM Goes Electric, Uber Sees Higher Costs

Solid gains gave Wall Street a partial recovery.

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Logitech Pulls Nasdaq Higher; Tesla Braces for Earnings

The stock market bounced back from a tough Monday.

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Stock Markets Bounce as Laird Superfood Looks Hungry, Regions Financial Banks on Better Times

Tuesday brought some respite from the previous session's losses.

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The Strangest Thing About the Nasdaq's Monday Drop

This isn't something you see every day.

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This Industry Was Immune to the Stock Market's Monday Mini-Panic

The day's drop wasn't all that big, but it still sent some investors scurrying to safety.

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Stock Markets Lose Momentum; AMC Lights Up, Dave & Buster's Plays On

A quick rise at the open gave way to worries about the future.

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Stocks Finish Mixed; Is the Energy Sector Dying?

More signs of pressure on oil and gas stocks are raising questions about long-term viability.

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Nasdaq Treads Water as Flex Lights Up, First Citizens Climbs on CIT Buy

The tech-heavy index managed to hold onto its gains for the week.

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Stock Markets' March Higher Resumes as Hertz Soars, Array Shines

The Dow Jones Industrials got off to a great start with a 200-point gain Friday morning.