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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.

Recent articles

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Shareholders Wish This Nasdaq Stock Never Agreed to a Buyout

Things don't always work out with mergers and acquisitions.

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These 2 Hot Stocks Are Headed Skyward Tuesday

Markets were little changed, but these companies had solid gains.

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Why Zoom Video and StoneCo Shares Are Falling After Hours Monday

Even with more records for market benchmarks, not every stock participated in the rally.

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These 3 Nasdaq Stocks Hit All-Time Highs Monday

The companies show the breadth of the Nasdaq's strength.

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2 Little-Followed Stocks That Are Soaring Monday

Markets were on the rise overall, but these companies were surprising in their gains.

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As Markets Set Records, Here's What Sent Affirm Holdings Skyrocketing After Hours Friday

Find out why the buy now, pay later specialist is on the move.


This Unknown Nasdaq Stock Just Doubled Friday

Yet there are better stocks to focus on.

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How the Federal Reserve Goosed the Market Higher Friday

The central bank is plotting a balanced approach to try to keep everyone happy.

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Workday, Peloton Make Waves After Hours as Markets Sink

Earnings continue to pour in.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Lit Up Thursday Even as Markets Sagged

The two companies are in very different positions.

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These 2 SaaS Stocks Are on the Rise Thursday

Even as the broader market took a break, investors still like high-growth stocks.

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These 2 Stocks Soared Double Digits After Hours

Find out where the big winners were late Wednesday.

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2 Little-Known Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves Wednesday

Don't let these companies fly under your radar.

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Dick's Sporting Goods Lifts Markets While Boston Beer Fizzles

Favorable market trends continued on Wednesday morning.

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These 2 Stocks Just Dropped After Hours

Find out what lost ground even as markets kept climbing.

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These 2 Stocks Are Scoring Big Wins Tuesday

From giants to small companies, the market is rewarding shareholders.

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Nasdaq Hits 15,000: These 2 Stocks Paved the Way Higher

New records for the Nasdaq Tuesday came in part from big gains in these two companies.

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These 2 Stocks Just Soared After Hours Monday

After a record-setting day, the news for these two companies was icing on the cake.

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The Nasdaq Is Record-Bound, and These 2 Stocks Are Leading the Way

Find out what's helping lift the market Monday.

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Dual Wins for Pfizer Mean Big Jumps for These 2 Stocks

The drugmaker's own stock is up 3% Monday morning, but that's nothing compared to the impact it's having on a couple of other healthcare companies.