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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 lululemon athletica Has Crashed 30% in 2014

Even after a big decline last year, the yoga-apparel retailer hasn't yet found its way back into the hearts of investors.

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Why GT Advanced Technologies Stock Has Lost Half Its Value in 3 Months

The sapphire-maker's fortunes looked bright throughout much of 2014, but investors have grown cold toward the company lately.

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3 Reasons Altria Group Inc. Stock Could Fall

Even though the tobacco stock has performed well, Altria faces some big potential challenges.

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Why Westport Innovations Inc. Stock Crashed More Than 25%

The maker of natural gas engines took a big hit Wednesday. Find out why.

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How Home Depot Is Investing $1.5 Billion in Its Future

Worries about the health of the housing market aren't stopping the home-improvement retail giant from taking a long-term view.

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How Nike's $8 Billion Buyback Plan Gave It a Big Win

Many analysts said Nike's 2012 buyback announcement was a terrible move. Find out how Nike has proven them wrong.

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Why Vector Group Stock Has Soared 52% in 2014

Discount cigarettes might not seem like a growth business, but Vector Group has found another way to make money as well.

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Why Melco Crown Entertainment Stock Has Crashed 31% in 2014

The Macau casino specialist has finally hit tough times, but will it recover?

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Why CenturyLink's $3 Billion Buyback Move Was a Stroke of Genius

Many saw the telecom company's dividend cut as suicide, but it actually turned out well. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan replied to the Dropout's Den board. 8:23 AM

Re: Bill Gross and Pimco

When ever I go through these old posts, I think that I have stood with giants. If TMF ever folds, we need to talk our friend Dan into copying off our board.

Heh - I think you overestimate my influence. :)

You should see if [more]

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3 Reasons Cisco Systems Is Becoming a Top Dividend Stock

After just a few short years of dividend payments, the networking giant is setting the stage to be a staple among income investors.

Mon Sep 29

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3 Reasons Why Seagate Technology Is a Top Dividend Stock

The hard-disk drive specialist has worked hard to keep itself relevant as the world moves beyond PCs.

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Top Franchises: Investing in Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

The premium burger chain has had a topsy-turvy history, but Red Robin has potential for investors and would-be franchise owners alike.

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Is Intel Corp.'s $20 Billion Buyback Plan Smart?

A couple months ago, the chipmaker said it would add $20 billion to its stock repurchase plan. Is that a smart move?

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3 Reasons Why Windstream Holdings Is a Top Dividend Stock

The rural telecom specialist has impressed many shareholders with its dividend record.

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Why Smith & Wesson Stock Has Shot Downward 30% in 2014

The gunmaker is facing tough times, but is a turnaround coming?

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3 Reasons Norfolk Southern Corporation's Stock Could Fall

Despite having hit new highs, Norfolk Southern faces challenges to its future growth.

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Why Cameco Corporation Stock Has Slumped 14% in 2014

After years of weak performance, the uranium producer still hasn't been able to turn things around.

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The Next Blue Chip Stock: Valero Energy

As long as cheap domestic crude flows through the refiner's pipes, Valero will have an opportunity to keep growing.

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