Will Ashworth

Will Ashworth

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Will Ashworth has written about investments full-time since 2008. Before turning to a writing career, he worked in the financial services industry in marketing and sales.

He loves investing and is passionate about helping others put their money to work. His work has appeared in publications such as Kiplinger, InvestorPlace, The Motley Fool, The Motley Fool Canada, Investopedia, Barchart, TSI Wealth Network, and Wealth Professional.

Will lives in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. He’s a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

He can be reached on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.
May 18, 2022
10 Best Marijuana Stocks to Buy Now
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10 Best Marijuana Stocks to Buy Now

Investors in marijuana stocks have been put through the wringer for years. Will 2022 finally be their time to shine?
April 29, 2022
3 Social Stocks Standing Out in a Narrowed Field
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3 Social Stocks Standing Out in a Narrowed Field

Elon Musk buying Twitter has social media stocks in focus. Here's what the pros think about the three primary players remaining.
April 26, 2022
9 New ETFs for Investors to Unwrap
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9 New ETFs for Investors to Unwrap

Investors are pouring money into exchange-traded funds at a record rate. Here are nine new ETFs, all launched in 2022, that might be worthy of some of…
April 22, 2022
18 Bitcoin ETFs and Cryptocurrency Funds
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18 Bitcoin ETFs and Cryptocurrency Funds

The rapidly growing world of Bitcoin ETFs have expanded in recent months to include futures-based cryptocurrency funds. Here are 18 ways to ride the c…
April 12, 2022
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.
April 8, 2022
7 Travel Stocks to Buy as COVID Cases Retreat
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7 Travel Stocks to Buy as COVID Cases Retreat

After living through two years of a pandemic, consumers are ready to hit the open road – and these top-rated travel stocks could reap the rewards.
April 5, 2022
Buy Now, Pay Later: 5 BNPL Stocks to Buy
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Buy Now, Pay Later: 5 BNPL Stocks to Buy

The popularity of buying via 'buy now, pay later' has exploded of late, propping up pure plays and drawing the interest of larger fintech firms.
March 30, 2022
10 Small-Cap ETFs to Buy for Big Upside
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10 Small-Cap ETFs to Buy for Big Upside

Despite a slow start to 2022, small-cap funds are long-term outperformers – and should be on every investors' radar.
March 15, 2022
15 Stocks Billionaires Are Selling
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15 Stocks Billionaires Are Selling

Billionaires, hedge funds and other high-net-worth investors did plenty of selling in Q4. Here are 15 stocks they unloaded over the most recent three-…
March 3, 2022
The 7 Best SPDR ETFs to Buy and Hold
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The 7 Best SPDR ETFs to Buy and Hold

While there are many challenges facing markets right now, these seven SPDR ETFs give investors options to build a solid, low-cost portfolio.
March 2, 2022
15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for 2022
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15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for 2022

Mid-caps are the market's so-called 'sweet spot,' offering up an ideal combination of financial stability and growth potential.
February 4, 2022
The 15 Best Growth Stocks to Buy for 2022
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The 15 Best Growth Stocks to Buy for 2022

Strategists are mostly betting on value in 2022, but there's plenty of opportunity to be found among growth stocks. Here are 15 top-rated ones to buy …
January 25, 2022
The 12 Best Consumer Discretionary Stocks to Buy for 2022
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The 12 Best Consumer Discretionary Stocks to Buy for 2022

Consumer discretionary stocks may be among 2022's most challenging places to invest in. But these picks could overcome several sector headwinds.
January 4, 2022
12 Best Healthcare Stocks to Buy for 2022
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12 Best Healthcare Stocks to Buy for 2022

Several of the best healthcare stocks for 2022 have ties to COVID-19, while others are positioned to thrive in most market conditions.
November 18, 2021
14 Best Index Funds for a Low-Priced Portfolio
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14 Best Index Funds for a Low-Priced Portfolio

Exchange-traded funds are growing in popularity thanks to their low fees and wider diversity of stock selections. Here are 14 index funds that stand o…
November 9, 2021
7 Best Transportation Stocks to Buy Now
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7 Best Transportation Stocks to Buy Now

Investors searching for opportunity amid the world's supply-chain woes would be wise to explore these seven transportation stocks.
October 19, 2021
9 Top Sports Betting Stocks to Wager On
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9 Top Sports Betting Stocks to Wager On

Sports betting stocks are growing in popularity as the industry expands at a rapid rate. Here are nine gambling names you need to know.
September 20, 2021
11 Best Dividend ETFs to Buy for a Diversified Portfolio
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11 Best Dividend ETFs to Buy for a Diversified Portfolio

Are you a set-it-and-forget-it income investor? These 11 dividend ETFs provide a variety of long-term cash-generating strategies.
September 13, 2021
25 Stocks Billionaires Are Selling
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25 Stocks Billionaires Are Selling

Billionaires, hedge funds and other high-net-worth investors did plenty of selling in Q2. Here are 25 stocks they unloaded over the most recent three-…
September 3, 2021
10 Tantalizing International ETFs to Buy
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10 Tantalizing International ETFs to Buy

China poses a risk to those broadening their portfolios beyond the U.S. These international ETFs let you play global markets without exposure to the m…
August 25, 2021
9 "Dirty" Stocks That Pensions Are Shunning
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9 "Dirty" Stocks That Pensions Are Shunning

Pension funds are excluding these large-cap stocks from their portfolios because of a failure to abide by ESG best practices.
August 10, 2021
10 Best Emerging Market ETFs for Global Growth
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10 Best Emerging Market ETFs for Global Growth

The global economy is expected to rebound sharply this year and next. These are the best emerging market ETFs to leverage this potential source of gro…
August 4, 2021
10 High-Return Stocks That Should Keep Delivering
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10 High-Return Stocks That Should Keep Delivering

Longer-term investors might be familiar with these high-return stocks from the past few years. And good news: They have plenty left in the tank.
July 30, 2021
13 Best Consumer Discretionary Stocks for the Rest of 2021
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13 Best Consumer Discretionary Stocks for the Rest of 2021

Consumer discretionary stocks have plenty of catalysts to drive them higher into year's end. Here are 13 picks to watch.
July 29, 2021
12 Best Consumer Staples Stocks for the Rest of 2021
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12 Best Consumer Staples Stocks for the Rest of 2021

Consumer staples stocks have been on the rise in recent months. Several catalysts on the horizon could keep the momentum going through year's end.
July 26, 2021
10 First-Class Fintech Stocks to Watch
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10 First-Class Fintech Stocks to Watch

Fintech stocks enjoyed a COVID boost, but the financial technology industry is still expected to grow by leaps and bounds going forward. That's good n…
July 21, 2021