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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Starbucks, SaaS Stocks Weigh Down Nasdaq

The stock markets were broadly lower on Wednesday.

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Stock Market Madness Continues, but Should You Fear the Fed?

The same short-squeeze stocks continued to get a lot of play on Wednesday.

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These 3 Stocks Turned $30,000 Into $200,000 in 2020 -- And They're Worth $450,000 Now

How long can these winners really keep winning?

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These 3 "Comeback Kid" Stocks Have Already Doubled in 2021

Could there be more gains ahead for these recovering companies?

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Stock Market Bubble? Here's How to End Up a Winner

If you're afraid of a pop, it's best to be prepared.

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These 2 Nasdaq Standouts Jumped 20% Tuesday Afternoon

Wall Street was in a wait-and-see mood.

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Earnings Drive Stock Market Volatility as GE Climbs; Twitter Acquires Revue

Big moves for many individual stocks continued to show the impact of short-term trading on the market.

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Warren Buffett's 3 Biggest Stock Picks for 2021

Here's what the Oracle of Omaha is betting on for the coming year.

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This Ace Investor Just Trimmed Her Tesla Stake -- Should You?

Given the huge returns from her ETFs, her stock trades are getting a lot of attention.

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself in a Crazy Stock Market

You need to defend yourself from a destructive short-term mindset.

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These 2 Nasdaq Giants Are at All-Time Record Highs -- and They're Not Slowing Down

Once again, the Nasdaq outperformed the rest of the market.

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The Stock Market Looks Broken -- Here's Why It Isn't

Crazy price action in GameStop and other stocks won't put an end to rational investing forever.

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3 Stocks ARK Invest's Red-Hot ETFs Bought Last Week

Find out what one of the most popular active investment managers likes right now.

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Gift Tax in 2021: How Much Can I Give Tax-Free?

Few will ever pay gift tax, but you might have to let the IRS know about some smaller gifts.

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Are You Ready for a 2021 Stock Market Crash? Here's Why You Should Be

Long-term investors don't need to change their strategies, but there's money to be made if you take steps before a crash comes.

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These 2 Nasdaq Stocks Tell the Tale of 2 Markets

There's still a deep divide between two different kinds of stocks.

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Strong Earnings Aren't Enough in This Stock Market -- Just Look at These 2 Stocks

The stock market gave up ground as the week drew toward a close.

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These 3 Giants Could Keep the Stock Market Rally Going in 2021

Big gains on Thursday could be just the beginning.

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Why Ford and Fastly Flew on a Quiet Stock Market Day

Market participants were ready for a rest after a fast start to 2021.

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Why FuelCell Energy and United Airlines Are Hurting the Nasdaq Thursday

Find out what's keeping these stocks from participating in a minor rally.