Will Ashworth

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.
The 20 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks for U.S. Investors
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The 20 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks for U.S. Investors

These 20 Canadian Dividend Aristocrats trade on either the NYSE or Nasdaq, and have increased their dividends annually for at least seven years.
March 29, 2021
10 Income Investments Serving Up Superior Yields
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10 Income Investments Serving Up Superior Yields

Respectable yields are scarce nowadays. But these 10 income investments, spanning several types of special classes, offer up to 10.3% annually.
March 16, 2021
7 Best 5G Stocks for the Communication Revolution
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7 Best 5G Stocks for the Communication Revolution

The market's best 5G stocks to buy should reward investors handsomely. But like with the technology itself, don't expect perfection immediately.
March 2, 2021
10 S&P 500 Stocks to Keep an Eye On
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10 S&P 500 Stocks to Keep an Eye On

The market itself is sitting at lofty valuations, but several S&P 500 stocks are extremely overheated. Consider giving these 10 picks a little time to…
February 12, 2021
10 Top Shorted Stocks for Longer-Term Buyers
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10 Top Shorted Stocks for Longer-Term Buyers

While several of Wall Street's most shorted stocks are just a playground for traders, others sport legitimate long-term buy cases. Just beware the vol…
February 1, 2021
21 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2021
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21 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2021

Wall Street's pros are eyeballing a wide array of potential-packed companies for 2021. Here are analysts' top stock picks for the year ahead.
January 22, 2021
The 11 Best Growth Stocks to Buy for 2021
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The 11 Best Growth Stocks to Buy for 2021

Growth stocks cleaned up in 2020, but they could have a rockier 2021. Still, keep these 11 names on your watch list to buy on dips.
January 4, 2021
25 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling
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25 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling

Billionaires and high-asset hedge funds have done plenty of selling in 2020. Here's what they've been unloading most recently, and why.
December 8, 2020
The 13 Best Healthcare Stocks to Buy for 2021
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The 13 Best Healthcare Stocks to Buy for 2021

Most of the best healthcare stocks for 2021 will have some sort of ties to COVID, whether it's producing a vaccine or cure, or benefiting from the vir…
November 20, 2020
25 Stocks That Billionaires Sold in Q3 2020
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25 Stocks That Billionaires Sold in Q3 2020

Billionaires and high-asset hedge funds dumped a number of holdings during 2020's third quarter. We look at which stocks they've soured on, and why.
November 15, 2020
10 Best Marijuana Stocks to Buy for 2021
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10 Best Marijuana Stocks to Buy for 2021

Will marijuana stocks finally come to life in 2021? If so, these 10 picks could be some of the best investing options as we head into the new year.
November 2, 2020
The 7 Best SPDR ETFs to Buy and Hold
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The 7 Best SPDR ETFs to Buy and Hold

These seven SPDR ETFs can help you build a solid, low-cost portfolio core while allowing you to benefit from America's growth and innovation.
October 26, 2020
7 Best Sports Betting Stocks to Wager On
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7 Best Sports Betting Stocks to Wager On

Sports betting stocks are taking off, and expect the industry to keep expanding at a rapid rate. These are seven gambling names you need to know.
September 28, 2020
11 Dividend-Paying Stocks You Should Think Twice About
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11 Dividend-Paying Stocks You Should Think Twice About

Dividend-paying stocks often can be a store of safety, but 2020 has been difficult on income equities. These 11 picks look like shaky plays despite th…
September 21, 2020
The 5 Best iShares ETFs for a Core Portfolio
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The 5 Best iShares ETFs for a Core Portfolio

You can assemble a simple, diversified and dirt-cheap portfolio using just a handful of the best iShares ETFs from its 'Core' series.
September 18, 2020
7 Actively Managed ETFs to Buy for an Edge
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7 Actively Managed ETFs to Buy for an Edge

Actively managed ETFs are starting to blossom in popularity. Investors unfamiliar with the space can start with these seven active funds.
September 1, 2020
25 Stocks That Billionaires Sold in Q2 2020
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25 Stocks That Billionaires Sold in Q2 2020

Billionaires and high-asset hedge funds dumped a number of holdings during 2020's second quarter. We look at which stocks they've soured on, and why.
August 31, 2020
10 Dividend ETFs to Buy for Diversified Income
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10 Dividend ETFs to Buy for Diversified Income

If you're a set-it-and-forget-it income investor, these 10 dividend ETFs give you a wide variety of ways to collect a regular paycheck.
August 13, 2020
5 Hot Housing Market Stocks to Buy Now
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5 Hot Housing Market Stocks to Buy Now

The U.S. housing market has withstood COVID-19. These five housing-related stocks have enjoyed the ride and have more potential to spare.
August 12, 2020
6 SPACs to Buy for 'Smart Money' Returns
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6 SPACs to Buy for 'Smart Money' Returns

Everything you need to know about the resurgent special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), and which SPACs you should put on your radar.
August 3, 2020
12 Splendid Small-Cap Growth Stocks
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12 Splendid Small-Cap Growth Stocks

Small-cap growth stocks could be ready to turn the corner after a few years of being outshone by their larger brethren. These 12 picks stand to benefi…
July 15, 2020
24 Dividend Cuts and Suspensions Chalked Up to COVID-19
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24 Dividend Cuts and Suspensions Chalked Up to COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has quickly sent a number of companies announcing dividend suspensions and cuts. Here are 24 big names that have already redu…
July 14, 2020
10 Best Emerging Markets ETFs for a Global Rebound
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10 Best Emerging Markets ETFs for a Global Rebound

Emerging markets ETFs can inject growth into your portfolio, as well as provide some much-needed diversification. Here are 10 top EM funds.
July 14, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Invest In During This Recession
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20 Best Stocks to Invest In During This Recession

Recessions necessarily change the spending habits of tens of millions of Americans. These are the best stocks to invest in as long as the U.S. economy…
June 9, 2020
10 Best Value Stocks for Gritting Out the Downturn
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10 Best Value Stocks for Gritting Out the Downturn

If you're betting on value stocks finally turning the tables on growth, the best stocks to invest in can't just be cheap - they must be real values wi…
May 15, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Recession
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20 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Recession

Recessions necessarily change the spending habits of tens of millions of Americans. These are the best stocks to invest in as long as the U.S. economy…
April 30, 2020
Bankruptcy Watch: 10 Retail Stocks at Growing Risk
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Bankruptcy Watch: 10 Retail Stocks at Growing Risk

The COVID-19 pandemic has gouged the retail industry. These 10 retail stocks have either been linked to possible bankruptcy filings or given off other…
April 28, 2020