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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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Are High-Growth Stocks in Danger of Big Declines?

Markets were broadly lower, but some former darlings of the market did quite a bit worse.

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Forget Amazon, These 2 Nasdaq Highfliers Are Skyrocketing Friday

Favorable earnings and a big partnership are lifting a couple of companies into the stratosphere.

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The 2 High-Growth Stocks Everyone Will Be Talking About Friday

The stock market did well on Thursday, but some choppy waters could lie ahead.

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Wall Street Loves These 2 Nasdaq Stock Giants

Find out what's sending their shares sharply higher on Thursday.

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These Old-Economy Stocks Flexed Their Muscles Thursday

Stock markets moved higher as the rotation toward cyclical and consumer plays continued.

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Facebook Frowns, Align Smiles as Another Earnings-Packed Day Leaves Stock Markets Mixed

Wednesday saw cross-currents in the market continue.

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What Boeing and Shopify Just Said About the Stock Market's Future

Markets were mixed on Wednesday as investors parsed through conflicting information.

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Forget Big Tech! These Were the Real Nasdaq Winners Wednesday.

Great businesses don't all involve silicon and circuit boards.

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These 2 Blue-Chip Stocks Could Send Markets Lower Wednesday Morning

Investors are responding negatively to most earnings reports.

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These Growth Stocks Are Bargains Because of 1 Unreasonable Fear

Don't let a single day's market movements make you lose your long-term mindset.

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Why Tesla Lagged This Favorite Nasdaq Winner Tuesday

Both companies announced earnings, but only one satisfied its investors.

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These 2 Earnings Winners Sent the Stock Market to Record Highs

Markets finished the week on an unexpectedly high note.


These 2 Dominant Nasdaq Stocks Are the Stars of the Show

Big gains for these two innovative leaders share a common thread.

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These Are the 2 Stocks to Watch After Hours on Thursday

Earnings season continues, and these stocks saw particularly big moves.

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These 2 Nasdaq Gainers Are Worth a Closer Look

Some big wins are coming from unexpected places.

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Look What These 2 Stock Winners Just Told Shareholders

Thursday's success stories offer some interesting prospects for investors.

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Investors Were Ravenous for These 2 Stocks Wednesday

Markets continued to rise.

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These Are the Hottest Stocks in the Nasdaq Today

Find out how earnings are lifting an already-popular industry.

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These 2 Stock Giants Are Juicing the Market on Wednesday

Earnings matter.

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How Netflix, Intuitive Surgical Fared After Tuesday's Stock Market Rebound

Both these companies released earnings results after the market closed, but only one saw its stock rise after hours.