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.

Recent articles

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Stock Markets Stay Mixed as Las Vegas Sands Wins, Chipotle Cools Off

Earnings continued to play a major role in the market's moves.

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Forget Stock Markets -- Here's What Investors Should Really Watch

You have to look beyond stocks to get a full picture of what's happening in the financial markets.

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Nasdaq Climbs Despite Netflix Woes; PayPal Joins the Bitcoin Boom

Stocks had a turbulent day on Wednesday.


Snap, Pinterest Lead Social Media Stocks Higher as Stock Markets Tread Water

Waiting for movement in Washington has many market participants on the sidelines.

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Stock Markets Finish Higher Tuesday, GM Goes Electric, Uber Sees Higher Costs

Solid gains gave Wall Street a partial recovery.

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Logitech Pulls Nasdaq Higher; Tesla Braces for Earnings

The stock market bounced back from a tough Monday.

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Stock Markets Bounce as Laird Superfood Looks Hungry, Regions Financial Banks on Better Times

Tuesday brought some respite from the previous session's losses.

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The Strangest Thing About the Nasdaq's Monday Drop

This isn't something you see every day.

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This Industry Was Immune to the Stock Market's Monday Mini-Panic

The day's drop wasn't all that big, but it still sent some investors scurrying to safety.

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Stock Markets Lose Momentum; AMC Lights Up, Dave & Buster's Plays On

A quick rise at the open gave way to worries about the future.

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Stocks Finish Mixed; Is the Energy Sector Dying?

More signs of pressure on oil and gas stocks are raising questions about long-term viability.

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Nasdaq Treads Water as Flex Lights Up, First Citizens Climbs on CIT Buy

The tech-heavy index managed to hold onto its gains for the week.

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Stock Markets' March Higher Resumes as Hertz Soars, Array Shines

The Dow Jones Industrials got off to a great start with a 200-point gain Friday morning.

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The Stock Market Is Strong -- Just Look at Morgan Stanley and Schwab

Despite declines today, stocks look healthy according to the companies that rely on a healthy market.

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Vertex Pulls Nasdaq Down, but Wall Street Loves Zoom

The stock market continued to lose ground on Thursday afternoon.

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Stock Markets Fall on Fastly Warning; Aphria Brings Pot Stocks Down

Investors had to deal with red ink on Thursday.

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Why Wednesday's Stock Market Drop Might Be Just the Beginning

Outside tech, things look ugly -- and even some tech stocks are feeling pressure.

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The New Way to Own the Nasdaq's Hottest Stocks

Find out about an interesting alternative to older choices.


Mixed Stock Markets Leave NIO Charging Up, B of A Powering Down

Earnings and a host of other factors drove market reactions Wednesday.

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Stock Markets Sink on Cruise Ship Stock Sales; Online Travel Shares Fall

If there's one industry that's suffering the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's travel.