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 Fall, but These 4 Winners Keep on Winning

Investors want what's worked.

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Nasdaq Weakness Can't Hold Tesla Back; Competition Hits Beyond Meat

Investors had to deal with an ongoing pullback in the tech-led index.

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Stock Markets Head Lower -- Is "Quadruple Witching" to Blame?

Find out one source of market volatility Friday.

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Can the Fed Save the Stock Market Again?

Today, investors said they think not. Here's what's likely.

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Will This Nasdaq Correction Turn Into Another Bear Market?

It's hard to imagine two bear markets in the same year, but it could happen.

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Snowflake, JFrog Have Sophomore Slump as Stock Markets Slide

Thursday's second-day trading wasn't quite as exciting as the opening sessions.

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Stock Markets Wait on Fed; FedEx Delivers; ADT Insiders Sell

There's a lot riding on this meeting of the U.S. central bank.

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Nasdaq Loses Early Gains Despite Adobe Earnings; AMC Networks Makes Big Changes

After a strong day on Tuesday, the Nasdaq saw its gains slow down.


Is the IPO Rush Signaling a Stock Market Top?

Markets gained more ground on Tuesday ahead of a big public offering.

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Split Fever Lifts Stock Markets Again; Lennar Falls Despite Housing Strength

Find out which stock is splitting its shares this time.

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Nasdaq Rises Despite Nikola Hit; Marinus Soars

The tech-heavy index is bouncing back from recent weakness.

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Stock Markets Climb as Oracle Beats Microsoft in TikTok Fight

Optimism about a potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic helped lift markets.

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Nasdaq Set to Open Higher; NVIDIA, Gilead Deals Drive M&A

Companies are trying to figure out the best strategic moves.

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The 2021 Social Security COLA Will Be Disappointing -- but at Least There'll Be One

Gains for seniors in January's Social Security checks are likely to be less than last year's but still significant.

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Shhh -- Here's the Secret to How Millions Can Pay No Tax on Stock Profits

Buried in the tax laws, you'll find a tax break that can cut or even eliminate income tax.

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This Could Stop the Stock Market Rotation in Its Tracks

Markets were mixed, but an emerging trend might run into this brick wall.

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Nasdaq Falls Again; Peloton Gives Up Post-Earnings Gains; PayPal Moves Lower

The benchmark didn't go into the weekend with strong momentum.

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Has Gold Made You Rich? The IRS Wants Its Share

The tax rate you'll pay on gold gains might come as a surprise.

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Oracle Lifts Stock Markets; Kroger Sees Sales Soar Again

Markets rebounded from Thursday's declines.

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Is the Stock Market About to Crash Again?

It's always easy to make a bearish case, but it rarely turns out to be correct.