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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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2 Stocks to Watch in a Strong Market

Friday looks poised to be a positive day.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stars Are Shining Bright on Friday

Winners keep on winning. These stocks prove the rule.

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Investors Should Look at These 2 Big Thursday Winners

The companies aren't terribly well-known, but they might be soon.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Are Stretching Higher Thursday

Even as some markets fell, these companies showed their potential.

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Big Drops in These 2 Stocks Could Spell Trouble for Investors

These popular companies are seeing their shares move in the wrong direction.

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2 Stocks That Climbed on a Bad Market Day

Sticking with well-known names can be a smart move.

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Only 1 of These 2 Nasdaq Stock Favorites Is Winning Today

The other is taking a sizable hit.

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2 Key Stocks Could Crush the Market's Hopes Wednesday

Futures are mixed, but hits in a couple of areas could weigh on investor sentiment.

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These 2 Stocks Made Monster Moves Tuesday

Markets were mostly lower, but good news helped lift some big names.

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These 2 Stocks Are on Wall Street's Radar Tuesday

They should be on yours, too.

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This Simple Thing Sent These 3 Nasdaq Stocks Soaring Tuesday

All it takes is money -- big money.

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These 2 Nasdaq Winners Turned the Stock Market Around Friday

The Nasdaq bounced back from early losses to head for another record.

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These 2 SaaS Stocks Are Making Big Premarket Moves Friday

Markets looked ready to continue their record run.

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These Earnings Winners Are Up Over 10% After Hours Thursday

Several stock market indexes finished at record levels, but that wasn't the end of the good news.

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These 2 SaaS Stars Are Lifting the Nasdaq Thursday

Record highs for the index show the power of technology.

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These 2 Cutting-Edge Stocks Are Leading the Charge Thursday

Markets were primed to open higher.

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2 Top Stocks Getting Hammered After Hours

The trend of disappointing earnings reports continued.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Made Big Moves Wednesday

One strong earnings report led to a big gain for one stock, while another provided a bargain opportunity.

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These 2 Stocks Are Starting September With a Bang

Earnings lifted these stocks in a mixed market on Wednesday.

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Is the Cloud-Stock Boom Over?

After tough results from Zoom Video on Monday, another big software-as-a-service provider was on the skids after hours on Tuesday.