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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.

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March 2020

15 Dividend Cuts and Suspensions Chalked Up to the Coronavirus

Most investors buy dividend stocks for the consistent income they generate. Whether we're talking about Achievers, Aristocrats or Kings, or just plain ol' dividend payers, their income provides certainty ...

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March 2020

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. Sadly, it has been necessarily used so often during the coronavirus outbreak, we'd all be blasphemously ...

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March 2020

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. 12. Investors continued to pile into stocks despite excessive valuations and global fears of the coronavirus – an outbreak that ...

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February 2020

10 Dividend ETFs to Buy for a Diversified Portfolio

Assets in U.S. dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have grown exponentially over the past decade. In 2009, America's dividend ETFs collectively held less than $20 billion. By September 2019, they had ...

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February 2020

15 Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Mighty Returns

Mid-cap stocks aren't exactly spotlight hogs. Many investors buy into large companies because they tends to be more stable, plus information and media coverage are more readily available. Investors ...

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January 2020

The 10 Best Utility Stocks to Buy for 2020

When investors think defense, they think utility stocks. The S&P 500's utility sector behaved anything but defensively in 2019, however. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) delivered a 25.9% ...

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December 2019

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 potentially sluggish U.S. economic growth has many Wall Street ...

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November 2019

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 investments of the world's top investors. And while that typically ...

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November 2019

The 13 Best Health-Care Stocks to Buy for 2020

One of the most attractive reasons to invest in health-care stocks continues to be the world's aging population. The United Nations says people age 65 and older are the fastest-growing age group worldwide. ...

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November 2019

The 7 Best New ETFs of 2019

More than a thousand new ETFs have launched over the past five years. That includes nearly 200 fund debuts through the lion's share of 2019. But ETFs are hitting the market at a slower pace than in ...

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November 2019

The 25 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks for U.S. Investors

The U.S. is home to literally thousands of dividend payers, which would seem to eliminate the need to look elsewhere for income. But there's a convincing case to be made for at least a couple dozen Canadian ...

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October 2019

10 Money-Losing Stock Picks That Might Make You Money Anyway

Investors spent much of 2019 gobbling up a healthy helping of recent initial public offerings (IPOs) and other companies that haven't made a penny in profits. However, the rapid rise and fall of WeWork ...

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October 2019

7 ESG ETFs to Buy for Responsible Profits

Investors are rapidly moving toward investing with environmental, social and corporate-governance (ESG) qualities in mind. Assets in ESG ETFs and other exchange-traded products (ETPs) grew by $7.6 billion, ...

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October 2019

The 15 Best Recession-Resistant Stocks to Buy

There’s little question as to what makes the most recession-resistant stocks to buy so resilient. Many of them offer products that Americans simply can’t go without, or that are much more attractive ...

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August 2019

10 BDCs to Buy for Big-Time Income

The market for business development companies (BDCs) just got a little more institutional. For those of you unfamiliar with BDCs, here’s a quick primer. Business development companies provide firms ...

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August 2019

The Disruptors: 10 Innovative and Irritating Stock Picks

The idea of disruptors – single companies that (usually quickly) change the landscape of an entire industry or sector – isn’t new. Henry Ford and Ford Motor (F) revolutionized automaking in the early ...

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August 2019

10 Top Stocks That Show Gender Diversity Counts

Data shows that if you want to generate alpha and outperform the major indexes, some of the top stocks to buy are companies that practice gender diversity. Catalyst, the global nonprofit dedicated to ...

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