Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
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

Online dating GettyImages-1126986332

This Simple Thing Sent These 3 Nasdaq Stocks Soaring Tuesday

All it takes is money -- big money.

Semiconductor GettyImages-941504938

These 2 Nasdaq Winners Turned the Stock Market Around Friday

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

Call Center getty-headset-call-center

These 2 SaaS Stocks Are Making Big Premarket Moves Friday

Markets looked ready to continue their record run.

Working Woman GettyImages-147205418

These Earnings Winners Are Up Over 10% After Hours Thursday

Several stock market indexes finished at record levels, but that wasn't the end of the good news.

Software GettyImages-1180183363

These 2 SaaS Stars Are Lifting the Nasdaq Thursday

Record highs for the index show the power of technology.

EV charging GettyImages-185716558

These 2 Cutting-Edge Stocks Are Leading the Charge Thursday

Markets were primed to open higher.

Cat GettyImages-1207301813

2 Top Stocks Getting Hammered After Hours

The trend of disappointing earnings reports continued.

Internet of things GettyImages-1279478271

These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Made Big Moves Wednesday

One strong earnings report led to a big gain for one stock, while another provided a bargain opportunity.

Celebration GettyImages-1005256890

These 2 Stocks Are Starting September With a Bang

Earnings lifted these stocks in a mixed market on Wednesday.

Cybersecurity GettyImages-514412955

Is the Cloud-Stock Boom Over?

After tough results from Zoom Video on Monday, another big software-as-a-service provider was on the skids after hours on Tuesday.

Call Center getty-headset-call-center

Shareholders Wish This Nasdaq Stock Never Agreed to a Buyout

Things don't always work out with mergers and acquisitions.

SPCE Unity ignition May 2021

These 2 Hot Stocks Are Headed Skyward Tuesday

Markets were little changed, but these companies had solid gains.

Video call getty

Why Zoom Video and StoneCo Shares Are Falling After Hours Monday

Even with more records for market benchmarks, not every stock participated in the rally.

Mountain GettyImages-77189484

These 3 Nasdaq Stocks Hit All-Time Highs Monday

The companies show the breadth of the Nasdaq's strength.

Hospital bed GettyImages-1296011271

2 Little-Followed Stocks That Are Soaring Monday

Markets were on the rise overall, but these companies were surprising in their gains.

Ecommerce GettyImages-1214724869

As Markets Set Records, Here's What Sent Affirm Holdings Skyrocketing After Hours Friday

Find out why the buy now, pay later specialist is on the move.


This Unknown Nasdaq Stock Just Doubled Friday

Yet there are better stocks to focus on.

Fed GettyImages-468954942

How the Federal Reserve Goosed the Market Higher Friday

The central bank is plotting a balanced approach to try to keep everyone happy.

PTON bike media kit

Workday, Peloton Make Waves After Hours as Markets Sink

Earnings continue to pour in.

ZM Meeting media kit

These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Lit Up Thursday Even as Markets Sagged

The two companies are in very different positions.