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.
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.
October 5, 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
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, 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
7 Best Growth ETFs to Reap the Recovery's Rewards
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7 Best Growth ETFs to Reap the Recovery's Rewards

The market's best growth ETFs will allow investors to capitalize on an eventual economic recovery without all the risk that comes with making bets on …
April 8, 2020
10 Solid Social Distancing Stocks to Buy
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10 Solid Social Distancing Stocks to Buy

Many of us probably weren't even aware of the concept of social distancing until the past couple of months.
March 17, 2020
7 Drowsy Dividend Stocks to Sell or Stay Away From
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7 Drowsy Dividend Stocks to Sell or Stay Away From

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 29,551.42 on Feb.
March 5, 2020
15 Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Mighty Returns
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15 Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Mighty Returns

The best mid-cap stocks thread the needle between the growth potential of small caps and the financial stability and resources of larger companies.
February 7, 2020
10 Best Utility Stocks to Buy for 2020
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10 Best Utility Stocks to Buy for 2020

Even the best utility stocks for 2020 might not repeat the sector's go-go performance in 2019, but they offer stability and dividends in a year where …
January 8, 2020
The 10 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy for 2020
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The 10 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy for 2020

Uncertainty heading into a presidential election cycle, a continued trade war with China (it's only a "Phase One" agreement, after all) and potentiall…
December 31, 2019
The 13 Best Health-Care Stocks to Buy for 2020
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The 13 Best Health-Care Stocks to Buy for 2020

December 10, 2019
10 Top Stock Picks of America's Largest Pension Funds
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10 Top Stock Picks of America's Largest Pension Funds

One of the simplest things that everyday investors can do to improve their performance over the long haul is to study the best practices and investmen…
November 25, 2019
The 7 Best New ETFs of 2019
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The 7 Best New ETFs of 2019

More than a thousand new ETFs have launched over the past five years.
November 8, 2019
7 ESG ETFs to Buy for Responsible Profits
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7 ESG ETFs to Buy for Responsible Profits

Investors are rapidly moving toward investing with environmental, social and corporate-governance (ESG) qualities in mind.
November 7, 2019