Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger

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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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The Strangest Thing About the Nasdaq's Monday Drop

This isn't something you see every day.


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This Industry Was Immune to the Stock Market's Monday Mini-Panic

The day's drop wasn't all that big, but it still sent some investors scurrying to safety.


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Stock Markets Lose Momentum; AMC Lights Up, Dave & Buster's Plays On

A quick rise at the open gave way to worries about the future.


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Stocks Finish Mixed; Is the Energy Sector Dying?

More signs of pressure on oil and gas stocks are raising questions about long-term viability.


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Nasdaq Treads Water as Flex Lights Up, First Citizens Climbs on CIT Buy

The tech-heavy index managed to hold onto its gains for the week.

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Stock Markets' March Higher Resumes as Hertz Soars, Array Shines

The Dow Jones Industrials got off to a great start with a 200-point gain Friday morning.


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The Stock Market Is Strong -- Just Look at Morgan Stanley and Schwab

Despite declines today, stocks look healthy according to the companies that rely on a healthy market.


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Vertex Pulls Nasdaq Down, but Wall Street Loves Zoom

The stock market continued to lose ground on Thursday afternoon.


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Stock Markets Fall on Fastly Warning; Aphria Brings Pot Stocks Down

Investors had to deal with red ink on Thursday.


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Why Wednesday's Stock Market Drop Might Be Just the Beginning

Outside tech, things look ugly -- and even some tech stocks are feeling pressure.

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The New Way to Own the Nasdaq's Hottest Stocks

Find out about an interesting alternative to older choices.


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Mixed Stock Markets Leave NIO Charging Up, B of A Powering Down

Earnings and a host of other factors drove market reactions Wednesday.


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Stock Markets Sink on Cruise Ship Stock Sales; Online Travel Shares Fall

If there's one industry that's suffering the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's travel.


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Are These Nasdaq Laggards Ready to Explode Higher?

They've weighed on the market all year. Some see them finally catching up.


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Delta Descends, Banks Backslide as Earnings Season Leaves Stock Markets Mixed

It's no surprise which part of the market is doing best.

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Why This Stock Market Melt-Up Is So Hard to Handle

The emotions are in many ways harder than in a crash.


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Nasdaq Soars as Amazon Looks for Prime Win, Workhorse Raises Cash

A big rise for the tech-heavy index shows what investors want.


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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.