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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Stock Markets Are Up -- So When Will the Dow Jones Set a Record High?

Wall Street has watched with frustration as the Dow lags behind.

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2 Key Things Investors Missed in the Stock Market Rally This Week

Looking beyond stocks is essential to understanding Wall Street's ways.

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Xilinx-AMD Deal Talk Sends Nasdaq Surging; Mizuho Bids Up eBay

M&A activity has been a big catalyst for market gains.

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Soaring SaaS Stocks Lift the Markets; GameStop Keeps Winning

Wall Street was in full rally mode to finish the week.

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Stock Markets Rise as Marijuana Stocks Show New Signs of Life

The long-struggling sector had solid gains Thursday.

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Nasdaq Rises as Tesla, Paychex Got Thumbs Up From Wall Street Thursday

Find out which one rose more.

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Morgan Stanley's Shopping Spree Sends Stock Markets Higher; Domino's Gets Cooked

Even Wall Street is excited about Wall Street's prospects.

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Stock Markets Exploded Higher Wednesday. So Why Did DraftKings and Bandwidth Miss Out?

Not every stock can participate in a rally.

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Netflix Dazzles on Big Nasdaq Up Day; Stern Hopes for Sirius XM

You don't necessarily get what you'd expect from an index.

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Stock Markets Shrug Off Stimulus Worries as SunPower Shines, Fastly Rises Faster

Some soothing words were all it took to get markets back on track.

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The Real Reason the Stock Market Took a Dive Tuesday

Investors aren't happy when they don't get what they want.

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Here's Why Investing in the Nasdaq Can Be So Dangerous

You don't necessarily get what you'd expect from an index.

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Stock Markets Are Losing Steam, but These 2 Stocks Are Soaring

Find out why a tech stock and a mining stock are among the day's leaders.

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Are Leveraged ETFs Driving the Stock Market Rally?

Exchange-traded funds are becoming more popular.

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Semiconductors, Biotechs Send Nasdaq Soaring

Find out how these two industries affected the market.

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Stock Markets Soar as Coronavirus Stocks Stay in the Spotlight

President Trump's condition remains a focal point among market participants.

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Warning: This Social Security Full Retirement Age Trap Could Snare You

You might not be eligible for full benefits exactly when you think.

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There Was No Stock Market Panic Today. Are Investors Smarter?

Think about what current events might have done to markets in the past.

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Tesla, Netflix Drag Nasdaq Down Hard

The tech-heavy index underperformed the market for a change.

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The Stock Market's Down, So These Stocks Are Obviously Jumping

Investors should be used to this story by now.