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.

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Moderna, Appian Lead Nasdaq to Record Highs

Even on a down day for the rest of the market, the Nasdaq couldn't be stopped.

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Fisker, Nordstrom Drive Higher as Stock Markets Pause

Markets were largely lower after a record-setting run.

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Here's What's Pushing Tesla Stock Toward $600 -- and Beyond

The electric vehicle pioneer's business has plenty of long-term promise, but it's the short run that most people are looking at right now.

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Here's Who to Thank for the Stock Market's All-Time Highs

Two industries more than pulled their weight on Tuesday.

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The Surprise Winner in the Nasdaq Today

Forget tech. This company is old-school.

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Stock Markets Are Record-Bound; Marijuana Stocks Soar

The Dow passed 30,000 as investors looked forward to 2021.

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Yellen Treasury Pick Lifts Stock Markets; Dow Eyes 30,000

Investors like familiarity, and the former Fed chair is well known.

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Tesla, Align Technology Help Nasdaq Investors Smile

The stock market renewed its bullish move.

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Can Coronavirus Vaccine Stocks Keep Lifting the Stock Market?

The market woke up a little tired on Monday morning.


How an HSA Can Help You Invest Now More Than Ever

Health Savings Accounts give you great tax benefits, and there are ways to capitalize on those.


How to Create a 529 Plan Before Your Kids Are Even Born

Saving for education is important -- for you and for your kids.

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The Stock Market Is Falling. Is Bitcoin the Answer?

The cryptocurrency market is moving up sharply. Investors are taking notice.

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Why Zoom and Workday Are Pulling the Nasdaq in Different Directions Friday

New concerns are motivating mixed markets, and these two stocks are in the crossfire.

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Stock Markets Fall; XPeng Drives Higher as Investors Pick Up Slack

Pandemic fears gripped much of Wall Street Friday morning.

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3 Reasons Stock Market Optimism Always Wins Out

It can be hard to understand, but it's important to acknowledge.

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Nasdaq Bucks Downtrend as Tesla Flirts With $500; Sonos Has Never Sounded Better

Much of Wall Street was down -- but not the Nasdaq Composite.

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Here's the Latest EV SPAC to Hit the Stock Market; L Brands Gets Back on Top

Markets were mixed on Thursday morning.

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Will the Stock Market Soar in 2021?

A couple of Wall Street analysts think so.

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Target, Lowe's Earnings Dominate Quiet Stock Markets Wednesday

Even as broader measures kept moving slightly higher, these stocks saw some big action.

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FuelCell Energy, Lordstown Gains Point to the Nasdaq's Future

The Nasdaq Composite was little changed, but these companies continued to soar.