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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.

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Markets Stay Mixed as Goldman Sachs Fights Back Against Fintech Disruptors

One player got a big boost from the Wall Street giant's latest move.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Were Big Losers Wednesday

Could a second day of losses for a key industry signal trouble ahead?

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Why the Stock Market Tanked After a Tame Inflation Report

If higher prices are transitory, there should be a big downward price move, not just a return to mild gains.

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Wall Street's a Bad Bet Tuesday, Especially for These 2 Stocks

The house might always win, but that's not what it looks like for these big names.

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These 2 Nasdaq Mid-Caps Are Powering Higher Tuesday

Find out what's helping the Nasdaq outperform the broader market.

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These 2 Stock Winners Have Quietly Doubled in 2021

Neither one is a tech company.

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The Surprise That Could Smack the Nasdaq This Week

Investors need to be ready for a key report Tuesday morning.

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2 Stocks That Jumped Friday Despite a Terrible Market

Resilient companies are always worth a closer look.

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2 Stocks to Watch in a Strong Market

Friday looks poised to be a positive day.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stars Are Shining Bright on Friday

Winners keep on winning. These stocks prove the rule.

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Investors Should Look at These 2 Big Thursday Winners

The companies aren't terribly well-known, but they might be soon.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Are Stretching Higher Thursday

Even as some markets fell, these companies showed their potential.

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Big Drops in These 2 Stocks Could Spell Trouble for Investors

These popular companies are seeing their shares move in the wrong direction.

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2 Stocks That Climbed on a Bad Market Day

Sticking with well-known names can be a smart move.

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Only 1 of These 2 Nasdaq Stock Favorites Is Winning Today

The other is taking a sizable hit.

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2 Key Stocks Could Crush the Market's Hopes Wednesday

Futures are mixed, but hits in a couple of areas could weigh on investor sentiment.

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These 2 Stocks Made Monster Moves Tuesday

Markets were mostly lower, but good news helped lift some big names.

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These 2 Stocks Are on Wall Street's Radar Tuesday

They should be on yours, too.

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This Simple Thing Sent These 3 Nasdaq Stocks Soaring Tuesday

All it takes is money -- big money.

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These 2 Nasdaq Winners Turned the Stock Market Around Friday

The Nasdaq bounced back from early losses to head for another record.