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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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Thu Jul 2

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How Rule 144A Created a Shadow Financial Market

This SEC rule lets big players in the financial world trade among themselves.

Wed Jul 1

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TMFGalagan posted to the Dropout's Den board. 3:35 PM

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Hey Naj, thanks again for the suggestion. Daniel was everything I wanted for the occasion and more.

The restaurant is worthy of a full writeup and I'll do that when I have some free time over the weekend, along with links to the required [more]

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Container Store Needs to Clean Up Its Act

The company's slowest quarter of the year isn't likely to produce great results, but investors need to see signs of hope.

Rule Breakers article.

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3 Tech Stocks Wall Street Is Too Bullish On

Sometimes, shareholders get too enthusiastic about the tech stocks they own.

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Will the CBOE VIX Predict the Next Stock Market Crash?

This measure of volatility is something many people look at but don't truly understand.

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Alcoa Earnings: What Investors Want to See From the Aluminum Giant

In its role as the company that starts off earnings season, Alcoa needs to build some positive momentum, even in tough times.

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Greenbrier Keeps Growing, but Some Investors Feel Like They've Missed the Train

The railcar manufacturer posted record revenue and solid earnings growth, but fell short of some expectations.

Tue Jun 30

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AeroVironment Flies Higher Despite Another Earnings Drop

The drone-maker managed to plow forward even as earnings per share fell from year-ago levels.

Mon Jun 29

Rule Breakers article.

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Hidden Gems article.

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Sat Jun 27

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IRA Rollover Rules: Follow Them or Pay the Price

There are big problems if you violate these IRA rollover rules.

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Skip IRS Publication 590. Here's What You Really Need to Know About IRAs

Dealing with retirement accounts doesn't have to involve a huge IRS document.

Fri Jun 26

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AeroVironment Is Looking for an Updraft

The drone maker has struggled lately, but investors hope it will close its fiscal year on a positive note.

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Tax Liens: A Must-Avoid Government Snare or a Winning Investment Idea?

Tax liens can crush delinquent taxpayers but offer a potential profit for investors.

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Gift Tax Exclusion: How You Can Avoid a Key IRS Tax Trap

Most people never even think about the potential for gift tax.

Thu Jun 25

Inside Value article.

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