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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.

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These Surprise Stock Winners Are Lighting Up the Markets Friday

Find out what's making news on a quiet day on Wall Street.

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Markets Soar as Darden, Nike Show Consumer Strength

Find out what these consumer giants said in their latest financial reports.

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These 2 Nasdaq Small Caps Just Got Big Boosts

In a rising market, these companies looked especially impressive.

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2 Tech Stocks Climbing Higher on Thursday

A good day for the market was only part of what lifted these companies' shares.

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These 2 Fintech Disruptors Made Big Waves Wednesday

Big share-price gains rewarded shareholders.

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These 2 Wednesday Winners Are Worth a Closer Look

The stock market is climbing, and these companies are standing out.


Facebook, Incyte Fall Despite the Nasdaq's Strong Wednesday Start

Find out what held these laggards back.

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These 2 Earnings Reports Could Smack the Stock Market on Wednesday

Bad news from a couple of companies are moving share price after hours.

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Upstart Leads Nasdaq Higher as Apogee Falls Back

Winners continue to win.

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These 2 Mobility Stocks Are Flying Higher Tuesday

A nice rebound has investors in a better mood.

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This Yellow Flag Could Be More Important Than the Market's Sell-Off

News from a couple of companies in a key industry could point to a changing tide.


Why Tesla Is Leading the Nasdaq Lower Monday

A host of issues plagued the EV pioneer.

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These 2 Issues Are Pushing Investors Toward Panic. Should They?

A big drop on Wall Street showed nervousness about the situation.

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Here's the Argument for Selling (Some of) Your Stocks Right Now

It's not market timing. It's prudent portfolio management.

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As the Nasdaq Drops, Could Five9 Escape Its Deal with Zoom?

One investment advisory group says yes.

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These 2 Stocks Are Getting a Lift as Markets Fall

Nervousness continued on Wall Street on Friday.

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Why Is Tesla Mad About New EV Tax Credits?

Despite extra money for buyers, some electric vehicle makers see new proposals as unfair.

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2 Surprising Nasdaq Stocks Hitting All-Time Highs Thursday

Neither one is a tech company.

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Stocks Drop, But Investors Should Also Watch Another Falling Market

Many investors ignore this niche, but it offers another perspective on what's moving stocks.

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Why Is This Obscure Corner of the Stock Market Exploding Higher?

There's a lot of energy in this once-scorned space.