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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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America's Stock Markets Keep Leading the World

As the U.S. celebrates Independence Day, investors should keep in mind that international stocks haven't all fared as well.

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These 3 No-Brainer Stocks Are Leading the Market Higher Friday

Often, it comes down to these well-known names.

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Don't Miss What Sent These 2 Little-Known Nasdaq Newsmakers Soaring

One of these companies is making big waves.

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This Big IPO Turned Out Sweet After All

A customer favorite returned to the public markets on Thursday.

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These 2 Nasdaq Giants Weighed on Stock Markets Thursday

Find out why earnings disappointment played a factor with these companies.

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Can China's EV Players Catch Up to Tesla?

Stock markets were mixed to start the second half of 2021, but many investors focused on electric vehicle sales numbers.

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Stock Markets Post a Strong First Half of 2021

The bull market continues.

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Why These 2 Moonshot Stocks Are Falling Back to Earth Wednesday

These companies have a lot of potential, but investors are having their doubts.

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Don't Blink Or You'll Miss Today's 2 Key Nasdaq Winners

Investors are watching both of these companies very closely, and so should you.

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These 3 Winners Look Ready for a Stock Split

NVIDIA's recent announcement could open the floodgates for more companies to step forward.

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Why Warren Buffett's $5 Billion Airline Debacle Wasn't Actually a Mistake

Focus less on results and more on the process for making your decisions.

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Where Smart Investors Are Finding Unexpectedly Lucrative Stock Ideas Right Now

You might never have looked here -- but you should.

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These 2 Nasdaq Biotechs Made Eye-Popping Moves Tuesday

You might not have heard of them, but one went up big while the other served up a massive disappointment.

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Why Dividend Investors Are Sending Stock Markets Higher on Tuesday

Some great news for a key income-producing sector of the market could provide more optimism.

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$300 a Month in These 3 Stocks Could Make You a Millionaire

All it takes to succeed is time and investments in solid companies.

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These 3 Stocks Will Plunge 50% or More -- If You Believe Wall Street's Bears

Will short-sellers get proven right on these companies?

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Carnival Just Made a Truly Fascinating Financial Move

On a relatively quiet market day, the cruise ship operator's actions stood out.

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This Fast-Growing Trend Sent Another Hot Stock Soaring Monday

It's surprising how much this stock move matters to investors.

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Ignoring Monday's 2 Big Nasdaq Winners Could Cost You Serious Money

Find out why these stocks are climbing higher.

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These Stocks Have Already Doubled -- but They're Still Crazy-Cheap

There's value to be found in the stock market if you know where to look.