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Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger is a contract writer for The Motley Fool. In addition to his writing, Dan works as an independent financial consultant and estate-planning attorney. Finding that taking one bar exam wasn't enough punishment, he took three (and passed them all!) and went on to become a CFP (certified financial planner) professional in 2004 before voluntarily relinquished the designation in 2012. Dan focuses on making complex legal and financial concepts easier to understand. His experience in drafting legal documents, administering trusts and estates, and developing personal financial plans all contributes to the content of his articles. Although he generally doesn't pay attention to conspiracy theories, Dan has a healthy skepticism of the mainstream financial industry.

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Why Home Depot, Goldman Sachs, and Chevron Hurt the Dow Last Week

The Dow Jones Industrials fell from their recent highs, and these stocks were a big part why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 3:06 PM

Intel Corporation Earnings: Will the PC Really Save the Chipmaker?

Surprising good news from a long-declining sector could boost results this quarter.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Earnings: Can Dimon's Bank Bounce Back?

The banking industry faces new challenges, and JPMorgan has to work hard to overcome them.

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TMFGalagan published an article 1:02 PM

Dividends Triumph As Rural Telecoms Crush the Dow

These high-dividend favorites are crushing the Dow Jones Industrials this year. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:32 AM

How Altria Group, Alcoa, and Lorillard Set New Highs Last Week

These three stocks hit new yearly highs on Tuesday. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:03 AM

The Biggest News in the Dow Last Week

Catch up on what happened with the markets over the past week.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:05 AM

Do REITs Belong in a Retirement Portfolio?

Retirees love dividends, but should you put real estate investment trusts in a retirement account?

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:05 AM

Social Security: Can Both Spouses File and Suspend?

The file and suspend strategy can boost total family benefits, but can both spouses do it?

Yesterday

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:02 PM

How General Electric and Boeing Quietly Lifted the Dow Friday

Despite losses for the week, Dow investors were pleased with a solid finish today.

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:21 PM

Here's Why MGIC Investment, Rent-A-Center, and Isle of Capri Casinos Tumbled Today

Even though stocks eked out modest gains, these three stocks didn't manage to climb back to even. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:05 PM

Why Amazon.com, Aruba Networks, and Westmoreland Coal Soared Today

The stock market again recovered from early losses, this time to finish up on the day. Find out more about what made these three stocks soar.

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TMFGalagan published an article 2:05 PM

Social Security: Don't Let the "Returns" of Waiting Mislead You

Waiting until later to take benefits can be smart, but comparing benefit increases to investment returns can be dangerous.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 PM

The Dow Eases Lower as JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs React to Bank Earnings

Earnings season for banks started today. Find out how the Dow's bank stocks are reacting.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:00 AM

The Dow Treads Water as Verizon Climbs, Chevron Tanks

The Dow didn't move much as investors tried to deal with the beginning of earnings season and other factors.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Citigroup, Inc. Earnings: Can the Bank Stop Its Tailspin?

Investors expect further drops in revenue and earnings for the banking giant.

Thu Jul 10

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:04 PM

The Dow Ends Down Just 70 Points as Verizon, Intel Defy the Drop

Strength among Dow components helped limit the market's losses.

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:45 PM

Why United Continental Holdings, Zumiez, and TRW Automotive Soared Today

Stocks bounced back from their worst levels of the day, but these three stocks rose and never looked back. Find out more about what made them soar.

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:25 PM

Why Potbelly, Tile Shop Holdings, and Fortuna Silver Mines Tumbled Today

The stock market recovered from much bigger losses earlier in the day, but these three stocks didn't stand a chance. Find out why they fell.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 PM

How Earnings Season Could Save the Dow From Falling

As investors deal with risk in the market again, favorable views for the coming earnings season could prevent a big drop.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:00 AM

The Dow's Plunge Goes Well Beyond Europe

Don't be too quick to blame Europe for the Dow's problems.

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