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

DAL airplane media relations

Will Earnings Keep the Bull Market Roaring?

Wall Street's benchmark indexes finished at or near record highs again on Monday.

Working Woman GettyImages-147205418

You Should Know About Monday's 2 Big Nasdaq Winners

One's a well-known name, while the other has plenty of potential.

Auto engineers GettyImages-1162762107

These 5 Electric Vehicle Stocks Are Charging Up on Monday

Mixed markets are making this area look attractive by comparison.

White House GettyImages-505664006

Just Like Trump and Obama, Biden's Making This Social Security Mistake

Retirees are right to be frustrated.

Veterinarian GettyImages-1254291922

These 2 Beaten-Down Growth Stocks Are Finally Seeing Things Go Right

It can take time, but great companies shine in the long run.

Soft drink GettyImages-1135420212

These Are the 2 Nasdaq Stocks to Watch Next Week

Find out who's offering investors a look at their recent performance.

Dividends person GettyImages-667652037

This Wall Street Cinderella Story Left Meme Stocks in the Dust Friday

The stock market climbed sharply, and one company in particular got a Hollywood ending to its comeback.

Railroad GettyImages-476709328

This Stock Market Recovery Play Just Got Derailed

This sector was a big part of Thursday's stock market decline.

TSLA blue model S press kit

As Markets Fall, Here's How a Tesla Death Cross Might Actually Matter

Learn how a little technical analysis can help you understand the market a little better.

Casino GettyImages-72983311

Forget a Bear Market -- These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Are Moving Higher

Even with markets suffering, there were still some positives on Wall Street.

Vaccine GettyImages-1298099807

With COVID-19 Variant Threats Rising, Why Are Vaccine Stocks Falling?

Stock markets moved slightly higher despite general worries.

BA 737 in air approved

These 2 Dow Leaders Are Hurting the Stock Market

Wednesday was another turbulent day on Wall Street.

Computer GettyImages-1166235766

These 2 Big Nasdaq Winners Are Defying the Downturn Wednesday

Pressure on major indexes isn't hurting all stocks.

Crypto GettyImages-1311576007

Will Cathie Wood's Bitcoin ETF Spark a New Cryptocurrency Boom?

Others have tried to get bitcoin available on exchanges, but the ARK Invest founder's name recognition could be the difference-maker.

Investor app GettyImages-1215490522

These Top-10 Robinhood Stocks Are Anything But Crazy Picks

Retail investors get a bad rap. Some of their choices are good.

Investors GettyImages-476804951

These 2 Stock Giants Have Quietly Risen Toward All-Time Highs

Markets were mixed, but these companies are moving in just one direction.

China mobile GettyImages-186195812

Why You Can't Ignore These 5 Nasdaq Stocks

Don't overreact to news, but don't ignore it, either.

Fear stress getty 1016737662

Did a Stock Market Correction Just Start?

The market showed signs of weakness coming out of the holiday weekend.

TV watching GettyImages-200488816-001

Wall Street Is Completely Clueless About These 3 Popular Stocks

Who's right: the bulls or the bears? You'll need to make the final call.


3 Ways to Squeeze an Extra $100 a Month From Social Security

Recipients are gearing up for what could be their second biggest raise in the past 30 years.