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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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Did These 2 Favorite Stocks Get Hit Unfairly?

Markets were sharply lower yet again on Friday.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Are Falling Despite Better Results Than Netflix

It wasn't all about the streaming company.

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Crypto Stocks Are Getting Hammered in Friday's Premarket Session

The stock market continued on a downward course as well.

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Why Peloton and TaskUs Led the Nasdaq Lower Again Thursday

Early-day gains gave way to a deeper correction.

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Will Netflix Earnings Sink the Stock Market Friday?

A big after-hours drop followed the streaming giant's financial report.

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These Stocks Are the Bright Spot in an Ugly Market

The stock market failed to bounce back on Wednesday.

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Nasdaq Correction: Here's How to Handle It

Don't lose perspective with your investing strategy.

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More Banks Report Mixed Results, but This Fintech Disruptor's Stock Soared Wednesday

Markets looked ready to regain a bit of ground.

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This Defensive Consumer Stock Fell More Than 2 Meme Stock Darlings Today

The market hit more turbulence on Tuesday.

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Activision's Takeover Signals More Big Buys Ahead

Companies have more cash than they know what to do with.

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Goldman Drags on Stocks, but Here's the Bank That's Truly Getting Crushed

Find out why the market was on a downward trajectory Tuesday morning.

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Netflix Rises on Price Increase, but Next Week Is the Market's Real Test

Stocks were mixed on Friday.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Hit the Jackpot Friday

Find out how these companies are beating the odds in a mixed market.

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Big Bank Earnings Send Wall Street Lower Friday

Mixed results left investors concerned about the industry despite recent tailwinds.

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Dubious Strategic Moves Hit These 2 Stocks Hard Thursday

The broader market fell sharply as well.

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Delta Gains Altitude, but This Stock's Really Flying Higher

Markets looked ready to move upward on Thursday morning.

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Inflation Fears Didn't Hold These 4 Stock Winners Back

Markets managed modest gains even after the latest report on consumer prices.

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This Nasdaq Stock Is Up 22,660% Since the 1980s -- But Are Its Best Times Behind It?

In a little-watched corner of the market, a company has started to pull back from decades of strong gains.

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Will This Stock's Pain Be Medicare's Gain?

In a rising market, two companies stood out on the downside.

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These 2 Stock Winners Helped Boost the Markets Tuesday

Upbeat expectations about what the future could bring were bullish for the entire stock market.