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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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Stock Market Wrap-Up: Newmont Looks Golden; Will AMC Avoid Bankruptcy?

The stock market finished a remarkable holiday-shortened week.

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Stock Market News: Costco Sales Soar; Starbucks Slashes Profit Projections

The market gained ground on further actions from the Federal Reserve.

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Stock Market Wrap-Up: Wells Fargo Gets Coronavirus Relief, but Will Bank Earnings Get Crushed?

The market continued to soar on new hopes for a quicker end to the pandemic.

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Will College Students Get Stimulus Checks After All?

After leaving them out, some lawmakers want to put them back in.

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Stock Market News: Pinterest Pops Higher; Is the Square CEO's Gift Good for Shareholders?

The market managed to post modest gains.

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Is the Worst Over for These Ultra-High-Yield Stocks?

These income-paying specialists faced tough times, and they've worked hard to survive.

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Coronavirus Market Recovery: This 1 Sign Shows Just How Confident Investors Are

Even with stocks down sharply, there's a sustained commitment to the market.

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What's With All the Lawsuits Against Luckin Coffee?

Shareholders want some money back. Will they get it?

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Stock Market Wrap-Up: Carnival Keeps Climbing; Dollar General Touches New High

The market's gains from earlier in the day evaporated.

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Stock Market News: Is the Coronavirus-Driven Boom in Videoconferencing Stocks Over?

Two key players in the space continued to lose ground Tuesday.

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When Are My State Income Tax Returns Due?

The federal extension to July 15 doesn't automatically apply to everyone. Check out the latest here.

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Stock Market Wrap-Up: Here's Why 2 Coronavirus-Crushed Stocks Bounced Today

Huge gains for market benchmarks were still less than the 30% to 40% jumps these two stocks saw.

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Why Carnival Stock Will Probably Never Fully Recover

Even if everything goes right, the cruise ship operator just gave institutional investors a deal that regular shareholders couldn't get.

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Stock Market News: Zoom Loses New York Schools; Will Tesla Race Past Rivals in a Recovery?

Hopes that the acceleration in new coronavirus cases in the U.S. could have peaked sent stocks higher.

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Take the Big Gift the IRS Just Offered You

Taxpayers have a one-time extension to grab this tax break before it's gone. Here's how to get it.

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This Dirt-Cheap Warren Buffett Stock Should Be Your Top Pick Right Now

Even the coronavirus won't stop this long-time holding of the Oracle of Omaha.

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3 Reasons to File Your Tax Return Now -- and 1 Big Reason To Wait

You have a choice this year -- use it wisely.

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Did Warren Buffett Really Sell These 2 Airline Stocks?

The move seems to run counter to everything the Berkshire Hathaway value investor stands for. Is there an explanation?

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Stock Market Wrap-Up: Will Coronavirus Aid Crush Airline Stocks?

The broader market moved lower Friday.

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Stock Market News: These 2 Stock Winners Are Thriving Despite the Coronavirus

Strong business results show that some companies are weathering the pandemic.