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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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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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July 2019

10 Stocks to Buy for Kingly Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow (FCF) is one of the most important financial metrics you can study – especially if you’re a buy-and-hold investor. FCF is the cash remaining after a company has paid its expenses, ...

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June 2019

10 Growth ETFs to Buy for Backside Protection, Too

Growth exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are as straightforward as they sound: They’re portfolios of growth stocks. By definition, a growth stock is any company with an above-average growth profile. In ...

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April 2019

The 10 Best Consumer Discretionary ETFs to Buy

Consumer discretionary stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been among the most closely watched area of the market this year. That’s because consumer spending, and the health of the economy broadly, ...

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April 2019

7 Best Stocks to Buy to Make a Buck Off Air Travel

A big swath of the country is finally coming out of a deep freeze that kept many of us hunkered down in our homes for most of this winter. That’s because traveling was neither easy nor fun, whether by ...

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March 2019

10 of the Worst Stock Calls By the Pros

How many times have you seen articles discussing the best market calls of all time? Probably quite a few. They’re everywhere. But you don’t hear much about the worst market calls of all time. That’s ...

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March 2019

7 Dividend ETFs to Buy for Investors of Every Stripe

In good times and bad, dividend stocks act almost like rent checks, coming monthly or quarterly like clockwork. Many investors, whether you’re a professional working on Wall Street or a regular Joe on ...

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February 2019

10 Communications Services Stocks to Buy for 2019

It has been more than two years since real estate companies were pulled from the financials sector under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) and put into their own sector. Then late last ...

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