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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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How the Dow Is Getting Help From Bond-Market Strength

Many often see stocks and bonds as opposites, but lately the Dow has risen even as bond yields have stayed stable. Find out why.

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The Dow Holds Its Own, But What Sent AT&T and Verizon Plunging?

A combination of earnings and economic data sent the Dow down slightly this morning, but telecom stocks are falling much further.

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TMFGalagan replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4 hours ago

Re: Hybrid/Other Annuities

Hey Joel -

BTW, the pass-thru rule on qualified dividends is a significant reason to never to buy something like PFF (iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Index Fund) in a taxable account. This ETF pools qualified and non-qualified income [more]

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Microsoft Corporation Earnings: Can Nadella Bring Back Growth?

Microsoft has a lot at stake in Nadella's first quarterly report as CEO.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:57 PM

Verizon Communications Inc. Earnings: Can Big Red Stay Ahead of the Pack?

As price-war fears rise, Verizon hopes to stay out of the fray.

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:03 PM

Dow Gains 65, but Delta Air Lines, United Continental Make Transports the Hot Market

Earnings season continued to help move the Dow higher, but the Transports set a new record on strength in airlines.

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Why Arch Coal, Medidata Solutions, and bebe stores Tumbled Today

In general, positive earnings lifted the broader stock market higher. But these three stocks didn't see the same good news as most of their peers, leading to huge losses Tuesday.

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:05 PM

Why SunEdison, Rent-A-Center, and Scientific Games Jumped Today

The broader stock market again climbed steadily as earnings season continued to go well, and these three stocks managed to do even better than the market. Find out more about what made them soar.

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:33 PM

3M Co. Earnings: Will Growth Soar This Quarter?

With many companies struggling just to keep revenue level, 3M looks poised to grow. Can it deliver on its promise?

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TMFGalagan published an article 5:55 PM

Fool's Gold Report: Will a Newmont-Barrick Merger Really Happen?

Metals mostly fell again, but would a huge merger among gold miners change the industry?

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Why Procter & Gamble Will Move the Dow Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, the consumer-products giant will announce its latest earnings. Find out what investors expect to see.

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Why AT&T Will Move the Dow Tomorrow

This afternoon, the telecom giant will announce its latest earnings. Find out what investors expect.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:00 AM

Upbeat Investors Send the Dow Higher as Home Depot, Caterpillar Celebrate Solid Housing Data

Even though existing home sales fell again, the Dow rose, with its housing and construction contingent leading the way.

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Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. Earnings: Is the Bottom Finally In?

The iron ore and met-coal company has struggled mightily in the economic slowdown, but could a turnaround finally be near?

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Caterpillar Inc. Earnings: Will Construction Finally Pick Up Steam?

The heavy-machinery maker has seen its stock rise, but will growth follow?

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Altria Group, Inc. Earnings: Will Slow but Steady Win the Race?

Altria has seen its growth slow, but that might be enough to help it keep its edge.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

PotashCorp/Saskatchewan (USA) Earnings: Will Tough Times Continue?

Painful drops in revenue and earnings could last a while longer, but will PotashCorp eventually bounce back?

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Baidu, Inc. (ADR) Earnings: Can China's Internet Keep Soaring?

Baidu has beaten back its competitors for now, but can it keep its growth pace up?

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Earnings: Will Luck Be a Lady on Thursday?

The casino giant is on top of the gaming world, but can the good times keep rolling?

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:04 PM

Dow Climbs As Pharma Stocks Jump, but Will Drug M&A Hurt UnitedHealth?

The Dow kept rising steadily today, but big news in the health-care industry could have an impact on the Dow in the longer term.

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