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.

Recent articles

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Stock Markets Rebound as Amazon Chases Peloton; High Hopes for Aurora Cannabis

Some gains for key indexes were overdue.

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Tesla Weighs on Nasdaq -- Will Investors Believe Musk This Time?

The electric-vehicle maker's CEO seemed to rein in expectations.

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These 2 Unlikely Winners Are Up 20%-Plus on a Gloomy Stock Market Day

Market participants seem generally uncertain what to expect from the future, but not with these companies.

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Why President Trump's Favorite Tax Break Probably Isn't Available to You

The 2017 tax reform created this opportunity. Here's who can cash in.

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These 3 Winning Investor Favorites Saved the Stock Markets From a Big Fall

Monday once again showed the division in the markets.

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Nikola Leads Nasdaq Lower, but Roku's Proud as a Peacock

Market volatility continued to begin the new week.

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Stock Markets Plunge; Cruise Ship Stocks Sink Despite Coronavirus Answers

September continues to be a bad month for the market.

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Stock Markets Fall, but These 4 Winners Keep on Winning

Investors want what's worked.

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Nasdaq Weakness Can't Hold Tesla Back; Competition Hits Beyond Meat

Investors had to deal with an ongoing pullback in the tech-led index.

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Stock Markets Head Lower -- Is "Quadruple Witching" to Blame?

Find out one source of market volatility Friday.

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Can the Fed Save the Stock Market Again?

Today, investors said they think not. Here's what's likely.

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Will This Nasdaq Correction Turn Into Another Bear Market?

It's hard to imagine two bear markets in the same year, but it could happen.

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Snowflake, JFrog Have Sophomore Slump as Stock Markets Slide

Thursday's second-day trading wasn't quite as exciting as the opening sessions.

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Stock Markets Wait on Fed; FedEx Delivers; ADT Insiders Sell

There's a lot riding on this meeting of the U.S. central bank.

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Nasdaq Loses Early Gains Despite Adobe Earnings; AMC Networks Makes Big Changes

After a strong day on Tuesday, the Nasdaq saw its gains slow down.


Is the IPO Rush Signaling a Stock Market Top?

Markets gained more ground on Tuesday ahead of a big public offering.

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Split Fever Lifts Stock Markets Again; Lennar Falls Despite Housing Strength

Find out which stock is splitting its shares this time.

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Nasdaq Rises Despite Nikola Hit; Marinus Soars

The tech-heavy index is bouncing back from recent weakness.

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Stock Markets Climb as Oracle Beats Microsoft in TikTok Fight

Optimism about a potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic helped lift markets.

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Nasdaq Set to Open Higher; NVIDIA, Gilead Deals Drive M&A

Companies are trying to figure out the best strategic moves.