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 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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Nasdaq Soars Despite PayPal Pullback; SolarEdge Loses Its Shine

The Nasdaq Composite rose by about 2% at midday Tuesday.

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Stock Markets Are Soaring. These 2 Tech Stocks Are Leading the Charge

Find out where the Election Day optimism is coming from.

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The Rich Will Pay More Social Security Taxes in 2021, No Matter Who's President

Find out how much taxes will rise next year and who'll have to pay.

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3 Things You Should've Learned From Apple's Stock Split

Some shareholders got an unpleasant surprise.

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Stock Markets Bounced Monday, but These Pot Stocks Really Smoked Higher

Find out what sent cannabis companies through the roof.

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2 Winning Nasdaq Stocks You Probably Forgot All About

They're not tech stocks, but they're up more than 3% Monday morning.


NIO, Fisker Drive Markets Higher; Norwegian Sinks Cruise Ship Stocks

Key trends are creating crosscurrents in the broader market.

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The Most Shocking Winners in Friday's Stock Market Rout

These are the last companies you'd expect to post big gains on a day like today.

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Nasdaq Takes Another Hit as Tech Giants Report Earnings

Three out of four top Nasdaq stocks fell sharply on the day. Find out which one avoided the pain.

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Twitter, Hexo Plunge as Stock Markets Reel Once Again

The stock market continued to lose ground as investors reacted to a massive slate of earnings reports.


You Must Know These Updated Rules to Tap Your Retirement Accounts

When you need money in retirement, you don't want to fall into unexpected traps.

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Stock Market Wrap-Up: Netflix Hikes Prices; Apple Reverses Lower After Earnings Report

Major market benchmarks were higher to recover some of their losses from earlier in the week.

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Nasdaq's Big Bounce Leaves These 2 Stay-at-Home Stocks Behind

The market rebounded from Wednesday's big losses in anticipation of a big slate of earnings.

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Ford Hauls Stock Markets Higher; Pinterest Paints a Pretty Profit Picture

Markets got a bounce from Wednesday's big sell-off.

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No, Your 401(k) Won't "Go to Hell"

The president's comments on the stock market aren't backed up by evidence.

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Wednesday's Stock Market Mini-Crash Looked Different From Past Pullbacks. Here's How

COVID-inspired worries led to big drops in major market benchmarks.

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GE Soars, Even as Stock Market Gets Crushed; Here Are 2 Other Big Earnings Winners

Despite market turbulence, there were some signs of life among individual stocks Wednesday.

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The Nasdaq Is Plunging, But These 2 Stocks Are Positively Glowing

COVID-19 concerns didn't hold every stock back on Wednesday.

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These 2 Big Earnings Reports Led Stock Markets Lower Tuesday

Find out which two companies set a downbeat tone on Wall Street.

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Nasdaq Defies Downturn as AMD Buys Xilinx

The Nasdaq was the only major market to rise on Tuesday.