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Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger

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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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Will Earnings Keep the Bull Market Roaring?

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


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You Should Know About Monday's 2 Big Nasdaq Winners

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


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These 5 Electric Vehicle Stocks Are Charging Up on Monday

Mixed markets are making this area look attractive by comparison.


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

Retirees are right to be frustrated.


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

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

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These Are the 2 Nasdaq Stocks to Watch Next Week

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


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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.


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This Stock Market Recovery Play Just Got Derailed

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


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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.


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

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

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

Stock markets moved slightly higher despite general worries.


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These 2 Dow Leaders Are Hurting the Stock Market

Wednesday was another turbulent day on Wall Street.


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These 2 Big Nasdaq Winners Are Defying the Downturn Wednesday

Pressure on major indexes isn't hurting all stocks.


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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.


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These Top-10 Robinhood Stocks Are Anything But Crazy Picks

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

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

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


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Why You Can't Ignore These 5 Nasdaq Stocks

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


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Did a Stock Market Correction Just Start?

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


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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.


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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.