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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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Dow Eases Thursday, Finishes Week Up 2.4%; Disney, Boeing Rise Under the Radar

In a week where earnings dominated headlines, some other stocks helped lift the Dow.

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:30 PM

Why Chipotle Mexican Grill, Barnes & Noble, and Moneygram International Tumbled Today

Stocks finished close to unchanged as earnings reports from different sectors gave disparate reads on the state of corporate America; but these three stocks plunged. Find out why.

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Why Micron Technology, Insteel Industries, and SINA Jumped Today

The stock market finished narrowly mixed as a large number of major earnings releases gave conflicting views of the corporate economic environment. But these three stocks posted solid gains. Find out more about what made them soar.

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Fool's Gold Report: Gold Falls Below $1,300 as Stock-Market Fears Subside

Gold investors weren't interested in a safety trade Thursday, as metals dropped across the board.

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Dow Ends the Week With a Loss; Chevron, Exxon Mobil Gain on Oil's Rise

Earnings were a key determinant of the Dow's moves today, but oil at a six-week high helped lift energy stocks.

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Dow Falls Slightly as Earnings-Induced Sector Rotation Takes Hold

The latest earnings show some trends that Dow investors should consider.

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Earnings Storm Leaves Dow Flat as UnitedHealth Group, IBM Plunge

Earnings season continued to have a big impact on the Dow, with crosscurrents leaving the stock market only modestly lower.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Netflix, Inc. Earnings: Where Momentum Really Matters

Many call Netflix a momentum stock, but earnings growth is where the company has to keep shining.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Wynn Resorts Ltd. Earnings: How Now, Macau?

Macau has kept Wynn climbing, but how long can the good times in the Asian gaming capital last?

Wed Apr 16

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:05 PM

Why DuPont and UnitedHealth Group Will Move the Dow Tomorrow

On Thursday morning, the Dow's health-insurance specialist and chemical giant report earnings. Find out what investors expect to see.

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:35 PM

Why Linear Technology, ADTRAN, and ASML Holding Tumbled Today

The stock market soared Wednesday as hopes for a continued expansion appeared more attainable, but these stocks missed out on the celebration. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:05 PM

Why Icahn Enterprises, ExOne, and Interactive Brokers Jumped Today

Stocks sailed higher for a second day in a row as investors applauded positive earnings results. But these three stocks did even better. Find out more about what made them soar.

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Fool's Gold Report: Yamana Gold, Agnico-Eagle Team Up to Fight Goldcorp As Metals Barely Budge

Bullion markets were quiet Wednesday, but new developments in the fight for Osisko drew attention.

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TMFGalagan published an article 4:30 PM

Why General Electric and Goldman Sachs Will Move the Dow Tomorrow

An industrial giant and a Wall Street icon report earnings Thursday morning. Find out what investors are expecting.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:30 PM

Why IBM and American Express Will Move the Dow Tomorrow

The two Dow components will report their earnings after the bell Wednesday.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:00 AM

The Dow Keeps Rising on Strong Earnings, But Health-Care Stocks Get Left Behind

Further gains for the Dow Jones Industrials reflected optimism about the new earnings season, but UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson were among the index's few losers. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Earnings: Will the Huge Surge Last?

A big boost from game-console sales will produce higher revenue, but is it sustainable?

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Philip Morris International Inc. Earnings: Is Growth Gone Forever?

Revenue and profits at the global tobacco giant are headed downward. Can Philip Morris bounce back?

Tue Apr 15

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:05 PM

Will Today's Earnings Send the Dow Jones Industrials to New Record Highs?

Good earnings so far this week have the Dow Jones Industrials moving in the right direction. Are new all-time highs inevitable?

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:35 PM

Why Twitter, Trina Solar, and Benefitfocus Jumped Today

The stock market managed an impressive recovery from its worst levels of the day, but these three stocks left the broader market in the dust. Find out more about what made them soar.

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