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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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These 2 High-Growth Stocks Are Soaring on a Down Day for the Stock Market

Here's what lifting their shares.

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The 2 Stocks Every Investor Should Be Watching

Find out what market participants will be talking about tomorrow.

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These Nasdaq Vaccine Stocks Are Feeling the Pain Monday

Find out what's sending stocks in a high-growth area down so sharply.

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EV Stocks Take a Hit as Markets See a Monday-Morning Fall

Find out what's hurting a key industry.

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Friday's 2 Most Surprising Stock Winners

These aren't the normal run-of-the-mill technology companies, but they're still on the rise.

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Why the Nasdaq's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Stocks Just Charged Up

On a tough day for the Nasdaq, one segment benefited from favorable news.

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These 2 Stocks Helped Send the Market Toward New Record Highs Friday

There's a lot of excitement on Wall Street.

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2 Earnings Winners You Won't Want to Miss

Their stocks are rising after hours on Thursday.

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Nothing's Stopping These 2 Nasdaq Winners After Earnings

Big gains for these two rising stars helped lift the entire market.

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The Internet Sent These 2 Stocks Skyward on Thursday

From e-commerce to building an online presence, high demand is lifting the prospects of many providers of goods and services.

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These High-Growth Stocks Are Getting Hammered After Hours

Even solid financial reports aren't enough for many investors right now.

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These 2 Soaring Biotech Stocks Are Making the Nasdaq Stronger

The Nasdaq Composite is holding up better than its fellow market benchmarks.

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These 2 Wednesday Winners Prove the Value of Diversification

Amid mixed markets, these two stocks focus on very different businesses.

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Why Did These 2 Growth Stocks Fall Tuesday Night?

Find out whether investors are really spooked about these companies on a strong market day.

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Is It Game Over for These Fan-Favorite Nasdaq Stocks?

Earnings dealt a blow to a whole industry Tuesday.

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Why Defensive Stocks Might not Protect You Against a Stock Market Crash

Markets were mixed on Tuesday, but one notable stalwart took a big hit to its share price.

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These 2 Stocks Could Foretell the Market's Moves on Tuesday

After-hours earnings reports showed a clear trend.

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Tesla Keeps Winning Even as Chinese EV Foes Watch Sales Soar

Find out why the Elon Musk-led electric vehicle pioneer's stock led the Nasdaq upward Monday.

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Square Just Bought Afterpay, and Wall Street's Betting This Fintech Stock Could Be Next

The stock market moved higher on Monday to start the new month.

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These 2 Winning Stocks Came Out of Nowhere Friday

Many investors probably haven't even have heard of these big winners.