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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.

Recent articles

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XPeng Climbs, but This Much-Watched Stock Is Plunging

There's a lot of fear about what the holidays could bring.

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Why Record Results Aren't Enough in Today's Stock Market

Even solid earnings reports don't lead to big gains.

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What Powell's Fed Reappointment Means for Markets Monday

Investors seemed generally pleased but made a notable shift.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Have Investors Giving Thanks 3 Days Early

The market looks poised to hit new record highs on Monday morning.

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As Markets Hit Records, Can This Red-Hot Sector Keep Soaring?

There's no disputing that demand for this material is huge, but some see stock prices getting ahead of themselves.

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Why's the Dow Down While the S&P and Nasdaq Hit Record Highs?

A big bifurcation in the market is continuing.

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Nasdaq Stays Strong, but These 2 Stocks Are Weighing on the Market Friday

Investors aren't pleased with what these companies had to say about their future prospects.

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Intuit Is Surging While Farfetch Sinks After Hours. Here's Why

The stock market had another mixed day on Thursday.

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Rivian Plunges, but This Under-the-Radar Nasdaq Stock Is Soaring

Find out what took two stocks listed on the Nasdaq in different directions on Thursday.

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These 2 Stocks Are Cashing In on a Golden Opportunity

Strong results from these companies are boosting the entire market.

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Stocks Fall as Tech Earnings Paint a Mixed Picture After Hours

After-hours moves for major tech stocks left some investors confused.

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These Nasdaq Growth Stock Favorites Are Falling -- Time to Sell?

Find out why investors are losing some confidence in these two high-flying businesses.

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These 2 Companies Just Showed the Strength of the Entire U.S. Economy

Investors are paying attention.

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The Stock Market Climbed Tuesday, but These 2 Stocks Took After-Hours Hits

Investors are happy to see consumers remaining strong.

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Should You Bail Out of These 2 Sinking Nasdaq Stocks?

One hit all-time lows, while the other is pulling back from solid gains.

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Home Depot, Walmart Give the Dow a Tuesday Morning Boost

Premarket trading points to gains after the two retail giants present their latest earnings reports.

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These 2 Growth Stocks Are the Ones to Watch After Hours Monday

Despite a down day on Wall Street, the late afternoon brought great news for shareholders in a few select companies.

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Are Tesla and CrowdStrike Signaling the End of the Growth Stock Bull Market?

Recent declines for these two big winners are making some investors wonder about their longer-term prospects.

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Here Are 2 Must-Watch Nasdaq Stocks Monday Morning

One's on the rise while the other's sinking, but both are making waves.

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October Brought Nothing but Treats to Investors

These two stocks helped the market finish strongly for the month.