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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These 2 IPO Stocks Are Crushing the Stock Market on Wednesday

Find out which companies are making the most of their opportunities.


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Moderna, Appian Lead Nasdaq to Record Highs

Even on a down day for the rest of the market, the Nasdaq couldn't be stopped.


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Fisker, Nordstrom Drive Higher as Stock Markets Pause

Markets were largely lower after a record-setting run.


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Here's What's Pushing Tesla Stock Toward $600 -- and Beyond

The electric vehicle pioneer's business has plenty of long-term promise, but it's the short run that most people are looking at right now.


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Here's Who to Thank for the Stock Market's All-Time Highs

Two industries more than pulled their weight on Tuesday.

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The Surprise Winner in the Nasdaq Today

Forget tech. This company is old-school.


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Stock Markets Are Record-Bound; Marijuana Stocks Soar

The Dow passed 30,000 as investors looked forward to 2021.


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Yellen Treasury Pick Lifts Stock Markets; Dow Eyes 30,000

Investors like familiarity, and the former Fed chair is well known.


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Tesla, Align Technology Help Nasdaq Investors Smile

The stock market renewed its bullish move.


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Can Coronavirus Vaccine Stocks Keep Lifting the Stock Market?

The market woke up a little tired on Monday morning.

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How an HSA Can Help You Invest Now More Than Ever

Health Savings Accounts give you great tax benefits, and there are ways to capitalize on those.


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How to Create a 529 Plan Before Your Kids Are Even Born

Saving for education is important -- for you and for your kids.


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The Stock Market Is Falling. Is Bitcoin the Answer?

The cryptocurrency market is moving up sharply. Investors are taking notice.


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Why Zoom and Workday Are Pulling the Nasdaq in Different Directions Friday

New concerns are motivating mixed markets, and these two stocks are in the crossfire.


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Stock Markets Fall; XPeng Drives Higher as Investors Pick Up Slack

Pandemic fears gripped much of Wall Street Friday morning.

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3 Reasons Stock Market Optimism Always Wins Out

It can be hard to understand, but it's important to acknowledge.


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Nasdaq Bucks Downtrend as Tesla Flirts With $500; Sonos Has Never Sounded Better

Much of Wall Street was down -- but not the Nasdaq Composite.


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Here's the Latest EV SPAC to Hit the Stock Market; L Brands Gets Back on Top

Markets were mixed on Thursday morning.


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Will the Stock Market Soar in 2021?

A couple of Wall Street analysts think so.


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Target, Lowe's Earnings Dominate Quiet Stock Markets Wednesday

Even as broader measures kept moving slightly higher, these stocks saw some big action.